Facebook Like generates donation for community center

Heritage Thermal Services Vice President of Operations and General Manager Stewart Fletcher, right, presents company’s donation to mark 500 likes of the company’s Facebook site. Receiving the check are Community Resource Center Executive Director Denise Taylor, left, with Margaret and Robert Brock, Jr. (Submitted photo)

EAST LIVERPOOL — How much is a Facebook Like worth? While the social-media world debates the question, a Like for a local company’s Facebook page was worth $501 to the Community Resource Center (CRC), located in the city’s East End.

As likes for the Heritage Thermal Services (HTS) Facebook site approached 500 in recent weeks, the company quietly decided to mark the event with a donation to the first non-profit organization associated with reaching that milestone. Like 501 was posted the day before Thanksgiving by Robert Brock, Jr., an ordained minister and retired administrator from East Liverpool City Hospital. Brock and his wife, Margaret, have for many years supported the food-pantry program at the CRC.

HTS followed through with its internal pledge and presented the CRC with a $501 check for its food pantry, which helps those in need in the community. Company employees also volunteer at the center’s monthly food-distribution event.