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Category Archives: Eastern Cares

Give Blood. Save Your Life.

July 12, 2010 

Recent studies show that giving blood regularly could perhaps increase your life expectancy. 

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Community Involvement

June 16, 2010

Eastern Associates across the Southeast get involved in organizations to make a difference.  These are examples of how Eastern Cares in our Communities.

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Update – Josh Worley

June 4, 2010

On June 3rd, Greenville Associates presented Josh Worley with a basket of goodies for which they had collected donations.  Josh was the Branch 1 UPS driver until he was diagnosed with Stage 4 – Pancreatic Cancer.  He still visits our Greenville location once a month as he has developed close friendships with many of the Associates.

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Funny Thing About Human Nature

June 3, 2010

When I am working with someone on financial and other life issues, I often learn more about myself than I do about that person. One of the most interesting things I’ve learned about us has to do with how we choose to respond to a problem we’re facing. Usually, one of two crises bring us to the moment of a decision to act.  Either we have dug a hole so deep that we can’t see hope for a way out, or our circumstances dramatically and suddenly cost us something that we held dear.

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Field Day

May 17, 2010

On Friday May 14th I had the privilege of participating in field day at Mauldin Middle School with my daughter, Courtney. I was so excited that she asked me, and I said yes right away.

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Needs and Wants

June 4, 2010

I saw an article that made me stop and think. Sometimes, that is painful! Society tells us that we deserve many things. It tells us that we are the most important one and that our spouses should meet all the wants that we have in our lives. It is no wonder we have trouble staying together as couples. Who could possibly meet all our wants? The article I read said, “We need food and water but another person will not always meet all our wants: self-esteem, financial, sexual desires, large amount of companionship, etc. There is only one that meets all of our needs and that is God. He will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus.”

Help us Lord to follow you and not expect another person to give us our wants. Help us to look to you for what we need, and help us by controlling our wants.

Vicki Mullen
Greenville, SC

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Eastern Mourns the Loss of Dale McDaris

October 8, 2009

Robin Dale McDaris, 49, passed away at his home in Greenville, SC on October 8, 2009, following a three-month battle with brain cancer.  McDaris was the Anderson Branch Manager of Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc.  He had worked for Eastern for fifteen years.   Kip Miller, President and CEO, notes, “Dale was a hard and productive worker.  He played a major role in helping Eastern establish business with some of the company’s major accounts.  Dale was one of the warmest and friendliest people I have ever known.  I was blessed to have known him.”

McDaris was survived by his wife Whitney Lockwood McDaris and their two children, Grayson (5) and Tinsley (3).  He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. McDaris of Greer; his sister-in-law, Sandy D. McDaris; his two nephews, Brent and Trey McDaris; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Dale was preceded in death by his brother, Gary D. McDaris.  

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Never Alone

April 23, 2010

It is so wonderful to have the Lord with you always. When you know the Lord, He is constantly with you, but have you ever needed Him to literally hold your hand?

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The Blood Connection

April 21, 2010

Today the Blood Vessel was parked in Greenville’s pipe yard for its quarterly visit. This month a challenge was brought to the table between Eastern’s Corporate and Greenville locations – Who could have the most participation? The idea sparked an interest with a total of 25 donors and 3 first time donors.

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Hating Warts

March 23, 2010

When I was a child I remember having warts all over my hands. The doctor said it was a virus that spread over my hands. One day I counted them and to my displeasure I had twenty-eight warts. This is not a pretty picture, especially for a girl! I don’t remember how long it took me to get all of those but they went away rather suddenly.

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