PELION, S.C. — Walter P. Rawl & Sons has partnered with Pelion Family Practice to offer free COVID-19 vaccines to all its South Carolina employees. The second event in the company’s multi-part immunization series took place yesterday, March 31, at WP Rawl’s headquarters, allowing approximately 200 team members to get vaccinated.
“We truly owe our company’s success since 1925 to our employees,” says Ashley Rawl, vice president of sales, marketing and product development. “Giving back and providing them with a potentially life-saving vaccine is our social responsibility to both the community and to our culture—our team members will be safer while working on our farms, processing in our facilities, and during distribution throughout the nation, which in turn, ensures we will not be compromising our ability to provide farm fresh leafy greens to customers.”
The vaccination is not mandated by the company, but highly encouraged. On March 24, WP Rawl took 116 employees to Pelion Family Practice for a first round of vaccinations. The company fondly referred to the large passenger van as the “Vaccine Van” and drove employees to their appointments. With the second, on-site event, WP Rawl made it easier for employees to receive their COVID-19 immunizations if they so desired, reaching a company milestone of over 300 vaccines provided to date.
WP Rawl will continue to support its team by facilitating additional vaccination events for employees in the future. Additionally, WP Rawl’s HR team continues to be a resource for employees to learn more about their immunization options and offers assistance as requested. Follow @WPRawl on Facebook and @naturesgreens on Instagram to get their most recent updates on their community-wide vaccination efforts.
Dating back to 1925, WP Rawl is a fourth-generation family farm, which has grown to become a grower/shipper/processor, specializing in year-round bulk and value-added leafy greens and vegetables in the Rawl®, Nature’s Greens® and Palmetto Gardens® brands.