Boxley and other neighbors were there to assist when 25 families became stranded due to a strong and persistent storm in June 2020. In the beginning, Charles Craddock, Vice President of Boxley Asphalt, and his crew forged a temporary logging bridge with supplies donated from Nichols Logging. Providing residents of ‘The Highlands’ time to look for a more permanent solution to install before the inevitable winter season began.
“Safe access to a person’s home is a necessity, when our neighbors called, we knew we had to do something. Partnering with other members of the community to get this done is the definition of ‘The Boxley Way’.” Cline Dooley (Area Manager- Blue Ridge and Fieldale)
Between three 20-foot pieces of 10 gauge galvanized, arched, 87-inch high opening culvert, two 18 gallons galvanized coupling bands, and 200 tons of stone and rip-rap Boxley’s total donation rung in at $18,000 not including labor. Months after tragedy struck and with donations and help from other areas in the community; ‘The Highlands’ residence now has a sturdy structure that will withstand the varying Southwest Virginia storms to come.
See what residents still have planned, along with other comments from members of Boxley and the community, here.