For over three decades, John Dent, founder and owner of Dent Hardware in Buena Vista, has been involved in promoting positive activities in the community and throughout Marion County.
One of his recent efforts has become the pop top donation project for the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, through the influence of Perry Wellness Center peer Kaylon Holt. Dent has established his hardware company as a drop-off point for Marion County residents to leave donated pop tops.
He explains, “Since I met and talked with Kaylon Holt, I have been willing for Dent Hardware to collect pop tops for this worthy effort to benefit Ronald McDonald House. We collect aluminum cans but take time to remove the tops before they are bagged.”
As readers know, Kaylon Holt has delivered a record number of pop tops to the non-profit organization – to date, a total of more than 1.3 million. He originally began his recycling project as a fundraiser for the seriously ill father of a close friend, later expanding his effort to benefit the service organization for families of seriously ill children.
Perry Wellness Center founder and CEO Stuart Perry appreciates the support of area businesses, such as Dent Hardware, and takes pride in Kaylon’s dedication.
“Kaylon has been a leader in helping others,” Stuart notes. “At the same time, his efforts have promoted goodness and Perry Wellness Center. He has been on television for his efforts, but the local benefits that Kaylon has promoted are the best of all.”
In the photo above, John Dent of Dent Hardware in Buena Vista, Georgia, presents over 4,000 pop tops that were delivered to his store by a customer.