Tanger Outlets continues yearly Random Acts of Kindness tradition

Tanger Outlets presents check to the Banks County Fire Department. Pictured above (left to right): Mark Valentine, Tanger Outlets General Manager; Banks County Fire Chief, Steve Nichols; and Elizabeth Evans, Tanger Outlets Assistant General Manager.

Tanger Outlets in Commerce recently showed its thanks and support to several area agencies. As part of their ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ campaign, Tanger made separate $500 donations to the Banks County Sheriff’s Department, the Banks County Fire Department, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson County Rescue-911 and the Maysville Fire Department.

“We are very proud to show our support for these wonderful organizations that mean so much to our community,” stated Mark Valentine, General Manager of the Tanger Outlet Center in Commerce. “These men and women are our first responders in times of emergency and they give of themselves all year long and help make both the Banks and Jackson County area a great place to live and work. They are the real heroes in our community.”

In what has become an annual tradition at every Tanger Outlet Center across the country and in Canada for over 25 years, individual check presentations were made recently with each agency.

“Receiving the support of local businesses like the Tanger Outlet Center is very important to each of us”, remarked Sheriff Janis Mangum, of Jackson County. “The money donated by Tanger will be earmarked for our Explorers program to help defray expenses for an upcoming out-of-town conference for the students participating in the program,” said Mangum. Meanwhile, the other organizations will use the funds to help with special projects or special department needs.

“Being actively involved and supporting the communities where we do business is very important to Tanger, and has been since the Center first opened in Commerce in 1989,” remarked Valentine.