BROWNSVILLE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Math. Science. English. Active Shooter Drill. Gym. That has become the unfortunate reality for today’s schoolchildren. Another reality is that despite all the best intentions, many school districts lack the funds to deter and detect the weapons that are used in these violent incidents. That’s why Maggie Hardy Magerko, President and Owner of 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, yesterday presented the Brownsville School District with a $7,300 check to purchase metal detectors to protect the children of Fayette county.
Following the thwarted shooting scare at Uniontown High School last month and the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Magerko felt compelled to do something to avoid any other situations in her backyard.
“I don’t know all the answers to preventing violence in our schools, but I do know that we have to do more,” said Magerko. “I can’t overstate my gratitude to the dedicated police officers and security guards who help protect our children and educators day in and day out, but they can’t do it alone. It makes me absolutely sick that school safety has become a political issue and that people like me have to step in and help. Safety should never be a choice; it’s common sense and absolutely necessary.”
According to Brownsville School District Superintendent, Keith Harbauer, one metal detector will be installed at Brownsville High School and one at Brownsville Middle School.
Harbauer went to say, “We are thrilled to have someone like Maggie Hardy Magerko take an avid interest in the safety and well-being of our students and staff. Her generous contributions will positively impact 1600 people every day. In order for education to occur, students and staff need to feel safe. Now our community and school district can provide another layer of safety, thanks to her financial support.”
About 84 Lumber
Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops and engineered wood product (EWP) centers in 30 states, representing the top 130 markets in the country. 84 Lumber also offers professional residential and commercial contractors turn-key installed services for a variety of products, including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking and drywall. A certified women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Magerko, 84 Lumber was named one of Forbes’ Best Midsize Employers in America in 2016 and 2017, and one of Forbes’ Largest Private Companies in America in 2016. For more information, visit www.84lumber.com.
About Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Nemacolin is one of North America's premier luxury resort destinations. Situated on nearly 2,000 acres in Farmington, Pennsylvania, Nemacolin features 320 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhouses and private upscale homes. The resort offers championship golf, including the Pete Dye-designed Mystic Rock golf course. In July, the property will open Shepherd’s Rock, its second Dye-designed signature course. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the Shooting Academy; Wildlife Academy that features everything from safari tours to dog sledding; Adventure Center, complete with zip lines and climbing wall; and Jeep Off-Road Driving Academy.