Mathers invites you to support Food Bank, Salvation Army this holiday season

Mathers-FinalLogo1Mathers Construction Team is stepping up its efforts to help families in the region during the holiday season, and is inviting the community to join in the effort to spread the spirit of giving to those in need.

Mathers, based in Waynesboro, Va., is taking part in several campaigns to assist local families in need this fall. Mathers is involved in the fourth annual Valley Businesses Give Back campaign with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, in addition to setting up an online Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign that will run through Dec. 24.

Mathers has also adopted a local family to provide a Thanksgiving meal, a Christmas meal and children’s Christmas gifts.

“It’s so important for us as a company to give back to the community that we serve,” said Teresa Gauldin, president and CEO of Mathers. “We are so blessed that our employees, customers and the community at large have always stepped up to be a part of a bigger community campaign.”

Mathers will match contributions from its employees dollar-for-dollar, and the company is inviting community members to donate money and items toward the three campaigns, including the effort to help the local family with meals and gifts.

“It means a lot to give back,” said Brandy Austin, an employee at Mathers. “I am glad we can donate to a family in need. It really is the meaning of the season, and I’m glad I am able to give a little toward a much bigger effort and have impact that we could not have as an individual family.”

For more information on Mathers Construction, call (540) 932-2300 or visit


Local Family Fund Drive
Contact Mathers at (540) 932-2300 for more information or drop off donations at 435 Essex Avenue in Waynesboro.


Valley Businesses Give Back Food and Funds Drive
Donations of food may be dropped off through Dec. 5 at:
Mathers Construction
435 Essex Ave.
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Donations of funds are accepted through Dec. 31 and may be made online at

Checks should be payable to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The memo line should read VBGB-Mathers.

Mathers announces loss of Jim Pruett

pruett“It is with great sadness that Mathers announces the loss of Jim Pruett, Director of Safety. Jim was a treasured part of the Mathers Team.

Safety was important to Jim not only because it was a requirement of our customers but because he wanted everyone to come home safely to their families at the end of the day.

Jim was a strong family man who loved and supported not only his own family but his work family as well.

Quick with a smile, a joke or a hug, Jim left his mark of love and kindness on all those he came in contact with.

We will miss Jim greatly and will strive to carry on his legacy of safety and love.”


View the full obituary.

Teresa Gauldin
President and CEO
Mathers Construction

Mathers joins Valley Businesses Give Back for 2013 Holiday Season


mathers headerMathers Construction is in the spirit of giving and has joined the Valley Businesses Give Back effort to raise money and gather donated food for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. In 2012, the collaborative collected 23,465 pounds of food and more than $4,000 for the Food Bank.The Mathers team collected more than 1,200 pounds of food surpassing the company’s goal for the effort.

The 2013 effort runs through Dec. 18.

“We try to do things to help in the community throughout the year,” said Teresa Gauldin, President and CEO of Mathers Construction. “Every family deserves to have a nice Christmas meal with their family, and we happy to do our part to make this a reality for families who need a little extra help this holiday season.”

In addition to Mathers Construction, other participating businesses include Augusta Health, Best Buy, Burris Logistics, Cargill of Dayton, Domino’s Pizza, Hershey, Hollister, Lantz Construction Company, MillerCoors Shenandoah Brewery, NIBCO and REO Distribution.

The Food Bank has said the most-needed items for families include peanut butter, cereal, canned soup and stews, canned fruits, juice, canned meats, boxed macaroni and cheese, paper products, personal care items, spaghetti sauces, pasta and rice.

Monetary gifts are also accepted. Checks should be made payable to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The Food Bank can provide 4 meals with a $1 donation.

Mathers is asking the community to take part in the effort to help it grow even more in 2013. Items for the Food Bank may be dropped off at Mathers Construction at 435 Essex Avenue in Waynesboro or any participating business.

For more information on Mathers Construction, call (540) 932-2300 or visit

Mathers aims to make a difference in the community with your help

Mathers Construction Team is doing its part to give back to the community this holiday season, and they would like you to join them in their effort.

Mathers Construction Team has joined the Valley Businesses Give Back effort to make a difference in the community by collecting items for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Nov. 26 through Dec. 19.

For the second year in a row, Hershey in Stuarts Draft has organized the effort and invited other businesses to partner with them in the winter food drive.

“It’s really hard to hear of families choosing between food for their children and paying utilities or rent,” said Teresa Gauldin, President and CEO of Mathers. “This is one way our company can contribute and know that we are making a difference in a big way.”

Items in high demand include cereal, peanut butter, canned meats, canned soups and stews, canned fruits and vegetables, juice, boxed macaroni and cheese, canned spaghetti sauce, pasta and rice, paper products and personal care items. Cash donations are also accepted.

Donations of cash or food for the winter food drive may be dropped off at Mathers Construction, 435 Essex Avenue, Waynesboro.

“We set a goal at Mathers for 500 pounds of food,” said Gauldin. “My hope is that we far surpass that goal.”

For directions or more information on how you can help Mathers, contact Mathers at (540) 932-2300 or

For more information on the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, contact Greg Knight at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank at (540) 213-8421,, or visit the Food Bank online at