PacTec employees raise $1,500 for St. Jude _lowres

Photo provided by Trey Castleberry -- PacTec Inc. employees in Clinton recently presented a check for $1,500 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Employees, in front row from left, are Meredith Smith, Kalyn Newman, Morgan Bowman, Wendall Reeves, Maria Stanfill and Amber Schilling; and back row, Paul Ecclestone, Caleb Dunn, Erin Graves, Mandy Nettles, Ed Gilkison and Alex Edward.

Employees of PacTec Inc., in Clinton, continued their annual charitable fundraising efforts for 2016 by making a $1,500 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee.

Funds were raised in $2 increments in exchange for employees wearing blue jeans on dedicated days. PacTec then matched what the employees contributed.

The staff voted for St. Jude as their charity this year because of the impact it has on young children nationwide, a news release said.

“St. Jude means a great deal to us, especially because many of us know local families who have benefited from the services,” said Trey Castleberry, marketing director at PacTec.

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.