Stonewall Resort and the Weston Walmart have partnered to support the Global Soap Project, a program that recovers and recycles soap into new bars and distributes them, along with hygiene education, to vulnerable populations around the world, like refugees, orphans and disaster victims.
"The Global Soap Project is an extremely worthwhile program that helps the less fortunate and those in need while reducing waste at our property," said Samantha Norris, community outreach director for Stonewall Resort. "Stonewall is proud to participate in this effort and thankful for the assistance and participation of the Weston Walmart."
Norris said representatives from the Weston Walmart have offered to offset the costs of shipping the recovered soap from Stonewall Resort through their Community Giving Program.
In the front row, from left, are Stonewall Resort housekeepers Jennifer Riffle, Cheryl Friend, Joanie Riffle and Kayla Fisher. In the second row are Mike Biddle, purchasing/receiving and stewarding supervisor, and housekeeping supervisor Karen Hardman.
Weston Walmart Store Manager Sherri Workman said, "As the world's largest retailer, our actions have the potential to save our customers money and help ensure a better world for generations to come. We believe that environmental sustainability has become an essential ingredient to doing business responsibly and successfully."
Norris said Stonewall Resort will collect used soap from the guest rooms and ship it to the Global Soap Project processing center in Georgia. The organization then recycles the soap in a way that removes impurities, reforms it into new bars and distributes it across the world to communities in need.
"We believe we can supply over 600 pounds of soap to be processed into new product this year alone," Norris said.
For more information on the Global Soap Project, anyone interested can visit www.globalsoap.org.
More information about Stonewall Resort is available by calling 304-269-7400 or visiting the website at www.stonewallresort.com.