Last week, Aaron’s, Inc. associates donated, delivered and installed furniture and technology to the Joint Intervention Program (JIP), a local Farmington, NM addiction recovery organization, and Farmington's Fire Department “Station 1.”
JIP is a treatment center that provides recovering addicts assistance and a place to stay while they recover. The ultimate goal is for people who go through the program to beat their addictions and become productive members of society. The new building was opened earlier this year, but lacked the basic necessities for its patients to feel comfortable and safe while receiving treatment, until Aaron’s donation last week.
The Farmington Fire Department’s “Station 1” houses an engine company, ladder company, brush truck and battalion chief. The station was constructed in 1959 and responds to over 3000 calls annually. The many Farmington firefighters who work overnight shifts and sleep at the station were in need of mattresses and beds, which Aaron’s provided.
Aaron's has a long legacy of giving back, a commitment that was started by founder Charlie Loudermilk and continues today through Aaron's Gives (www.AaronsGives.com) philanthropic efforts including Aaron's Foundation, Inc. and the Aaron's Community Outreach Program (ACORP). The Aaron's Foundation, Inc. mission is to commit to strengthening the communities in which Aaron's operates, with a focus on improving the life prospects of at-risk youth. Aaron's provides at-risk youth with the tools, resources and skills to achieve their goals and to become productive, contributing members of their communities. In addition to the Foundation efforts, Aaron's store-based giving program called ACORP (Aaron's Community Outreach Program) has given millions to local communities across the United States.