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Braxton-Bragg participates in Empty Bowl Fundraiser for homeless veterans

The company has a goal to complete 25 good deeds in 2019
to celebrate its 25th year in business

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Bottom right photo: Braxton-Bragg employees (l to r) Jeff Dykstra and TJ Johnson serve soup at the Empty Bowl Fundraiser to end veteran homelessness.

Braxton-Bragg was honored to participate in the Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless’ Empty Bowl Fundraiser to end veteran homelessness in all 12 counties surrounding Knoxville, Feb. 22 at the Clinton Community Center with Mayor Terry Frank. Braxton-Bragg CEO Rick Stimac and his fiancé Jennifer Corey, Jeff Dykstra, vice president of sales & marketing, and sales associate TJ Johnson served soup.

“The Empty Bowl is a great event for a very worthy cause and our employees were honored to take part,” said Stimac.

“This type of community outreach is a part of Braxton-Bragg’s 25 good deeds we are completing throughout this year to celebrate our 25th anniversary. TJ Johnson works with TVCH on a regular basis, and he invited us to share in this program. We are proud to help deserving people in the community, while honoring our employees’ volunteer passions as well.”

More than 80 people showed their support by buying a hand-crafted bowl, donated by Mighty Mud. Soup was donated by several businesses and local members, including a tomato bisque by Braxton-Bragg sales associate Mike King. These donations and support allowed TVCH to raise more than expected to meet its monthly budget.

Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless
TVCH exists to provide services, education and leadership to develop lasting solutions to homelessness in the Knoxville region.

It helps break cycles of homelessness through affordable housing, transportation, case management and referrals. The group educates the public on the complexities of homelessness through community outreach, awareness training, and public service announcements. It strengthens capacity of partner providers within the Tennessee Valley Continuum of Care through technical assistance, funding opportunities, data collection and dissemination. For more info, visit

About Braxton-Bragg
For 25 years Braxton-Bragg’s philosophy has been to offer exceptional products and world-class service to its partners in the stone, tile and concrete industries.

The company is a one-stop-shop for CNC tooling, material handling, pads, blades, and accessories. For more info, visit and

Published March 9, 2019

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