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Buyers Products supporting community during pandemic

March 30, 2020
Ohio-based equipment manufacturer donates to various local organizations, encourages others to do likewise

Buyers Products, a manufacturer of work truck equipment, made a series of gifts to area non-profit organizations out of concern for the most vulnerable community members during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The company said the gifts are intended to help keep people fed and supplied throughout the crisis.

“Our No 1 concern during this pandemic is our employees, their families and the place they call home,” said Mark Saltzman, president and CEO of Buyers Products. “Lake County is an extended part of the Buyers family. We’d encourage all businesses in the area to support the community in any way they can.”

Buyers said it wants to make sure funds go as far as possible to help people with the greatest need. The company gave $10,000 to the United Way of Lake County Relief Fund, $5,000 to St. Gabriel Food Pantry, and $3,000 to the McKinley Outreach Center; and also donated to the Madison Food Center and the Perry Center of Lake County.

“You will find our parts and products all over fire trucks, ambulances, municipal trucks, refuse collection trucks and utility service fleets across the country,” Saltzman said. “The work that the people of Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, and surrounding counties do keeps America running. We have to do our best to give back in times of great need.” 

United Way of Lake County is a local, independent organization dedicated to building a stronger community and changing the odds for Lake County’s most vulnerable residents by fighting for the health, education and financial stability of those in need. In partnership with nonprofit agencies, local businesses, community leaders and citizens, United Way is improving the lives of individuals and families in Lake County. For more information, call (440) 352-3166 or visit

“A big thank you to Buyers Products Company in Mentor for stepping up and being the first organization to contribute to our Lake County Relief Fund with an enormous $10,000 donation,” the organization said in a Facebook post. “100% of funds raised will be used to support our community’s most critical needs in the face of COVID-19.”

The St. Gabriel Food Pantry is located on the parish campus and provides food to families in need in the communities of Concord Township, Mentor, Painesville and Painesville Township. Call 440-721-0306 for more information.

The McKinely Outreach Center opened in 2013 at the former McKinley Elementary School in Willoughby. It serves the unemployed, underemployed, elderly, veterans and the disabled in western Lake County. The center operates a food pantry, and has taxable, furniture and household goods distributions. Call 440-269-8008 or email [email protected] for more information.

The Madison Food Center provides a five-day supply of emergency food to qualified individuals and families that reside in Madison OH. Call 440-428-9601 or email [email protected] for more information.

The Perry Center provides charitable services within the Perry Community and to families and individuals. Assistance provided includes a one-week supply of food, monthly; help with rent after an eviction notice, annually; and help with utility payments with a disconnect notice, annually. Call 440-259-3332 for more information. 

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