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Knaack Donates to Great American Heroes

January 21, 2013

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — Knaack LLC has helped to support the good works of the Salina Rescue Mission in Salina, Kan., which was profiled on country music star Trace Adkins’ show that seeks out and lends a hand to the regular, small-town men and women he calls Great American Heroes.

The Great American Heroes program follows Adkins on his nationwide Songs and Stories tour as he takes time between shows to visit with ordinary Americans who give of themselves in the face of adversity. During his visits, Adkins presents a special gift to each Hero to help them continue their work, and also invites them as special guests to his concerts.

In joining with Adkins’ objective to recognize and assist these Great American Heroes, Knaack has donated two job site storage boxes to the director of the Salina Rescue Mission, Steve Kmetz, who was featured in the first episode of the show. In one segment, Adkins visited with Kmetz, a minister at a mission that helps homeless men learn a trade and life skills. One of the training programs Kmetz has implemented is a series of building projects that teach the shelter residents woodworking and other building skills they can take with them when they leave the shelter.

The donation of the two Model 1020 Monster Box® cabinets to Kmetz and the Salina Rescue Mission gives the men a secure and weatherproof place to store the tools they need each day on the job site.

Publication date: 1/21/2013

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