West Star Aviation’s ‘Casual Friday’ helps local community

EAST ALTON, Ill. — West Star Aviation recently launched a new program to aid the Community Hope Center Food Bank through its “Casual Friday” initiative. Employees who would like to wear jeans on “Casual Friday” are asked to bring a canned food item for donation to the food bank.

“We have had an overwhelming amount of participation in our “Casual Friday” program over the last couple weeks,” says Rodger Renaud, General Manager, West Star Aviation, ALN. “We have already made significant donations to the Community Hope Center in Cottage Hills, Ill., and plan to continue that support well into the future.”

West Star has placed large donation bins throughout its facilities to make it easy for employees to turn in their donations.

For more information: 618-258-8020 or rrenaud@wsa.aero.

The Community Hope Center is a crisis emergency center for the poor, the homeless, children and the elderly in the Illinois area. The Center is a nonprofit corporation that is solely supported by local businesses, foundations, and private donations. Community Hope Center provides diverse programs free of charge, and are designed to help families out of their crisis situations. The Center helps more than 2,500 people a month with free food, clothing, and medical care.

West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint and parts.

In addition to its facilities in East Alton, Ill., Grand Junction, Colo., and Columbia, S.C., West Star Aviation runs the maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo., and at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Mo. The company also provides  FO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. For more information: WestStarAviation.com

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