Published On: December 17, 2021517 words2.6 min read

Commercial and industrial construction firm donated money, time and effort to Backpacks of Love, helping improve lives in the community

(RICHMOND HILL, Ga.) The Dewitt Tilton Group, an award-winning commercial and industrial construction company in the Southeast, donated $1,000 and their team’s time to put together food packages for the Backpacks of Love program supporting families in need during the holiday season. This is the third year the Dewitt Tilton Group has supported the Backpacks of Love program which began in 2013.

Volunteers of Backpacks of Love and the Dewitt Tilton Group prepared the special holiday packages at New Beginning Church in Richmond Hill at 75 Crosswind Drive. Ham and turkey were included, as well as shelf-stable items like canned fruits and vegetables.

“The success of our company is due in part to the growth of Richmond Hill, and we’ve always believed in paying it forward,” said the Dewitt Tilton Group President Chris Tilton. “Backpacks of Love is an organization we’ve become close to and are proud to support. We’re in awe of their year-round commitment to helping hungry children.”

Founded in 2013 by McAllister Elementary School employee Melodie Lane, Backpacks of Love sends needy and potentially hungry schoolchildren of Bryan County home with packages of quality, nourishing food each Friday and before extended school breaks. A partnership between United Way of the Coastal Empire and the New Beginnings Community Church provides funding to procure food from Second Harvest Food Bank. Donations from individuals and local companies like the Dewitt Tilton Group strengthen the effort.

“Year after year, we are humbled by the kindness of companies in the community like the Dewitt Tilton Group,” Lane said. “We operate year-round, but their generosity is extra appreciated during the holiday season.”

For more information on the program, visit

The Dewitt Tilton Group, an award-winning construction company in Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry, specializes in commercial and industrial construction. The principals, Andrew DeWitt and Chris Tilton have over 50 years of combined experience in the local construction industry. The firm manages every aspect of a project from pre-construction to the final walkthrough. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, the Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities, which guarantees a smooth construction process for each client. Dewitt Tilton Group partners with two other local companies, MacAljon and CBM Concrete, on each industrial project to ensure the highest quality of work. The firm is located at 119 Canal St., Suite 106, Pooler, Ga., 31322. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit

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