Luck Companies donates $15,000 to North Central High School to help rebuild following tornado damage

KERSHAW, SC - Luck Companies presented a $15,000 check today to North Central High School to help rebuild the school following the storm damage caused from a tornado back in January.

The tornado devastated North Central High School causing insurmountable damage leaving students without a place to call home. Currently, NCHS students are finishing out the remainder of the school year at the district’s vocational building but have been left without necessary resources like a functioning library.

“Luck Companies is focused on actively supporting our communities. It’s an honor to give back by collaborating with North Central High School in their efforts to rebuild their library,” said Ben Thompson, Luck Companies Greenfield Development Director. “The administration, staff, and community are doing great work and Luck is proud to participate in support of this collective effort.

The donation will be used to rebuild the school but also to purchase high quality, shelf-ready books and other media center materials for the school’s library.

"We are extremely grateful for Luck Companies' outreach and generosity,” said David Branham, North Central High School Principal. “They are serving as a great role model for our students on how to make a positive difference in your local community. The Knight family is very appreciative of their support."

Despite the severe damage caused to the school, the community has come together to support the students and faculty during this difficult time.

“We are honored to call Kershaw County home and to be able to join those who are working to rebuild a great learning environment,” said Ben Thompson. “At Luck Companies, we make it our mission to ignite human potential by engaging in support of our local communities.”

Photo Line-up:

Front Row: (left to right):

Ben Thompson,

David Branham, North Central High School Principal

Todd McDonald, Kershaw County School Board

Back Row: (left to right):

Vincent Sheheen, State Senator

Matt Pullin, Plant Manager, Luck Stone Kershaw Site

Dr. James Smith, Kershaw County School Board Member

Dr. Shane Robbins, Kershaw County School District Superintendent

Ron Blackmon, Kershaw County School Board Member

Laurie Funderburk, State Representative

About Luck Companies

Through three generations of family leadership, Luck Companies has been building strong communities for nearly 100 years. Luck Companies’ three business units, Luck Stone, Luck Ecosystems and Luck Real Estate Ventures, make the products that serve as the foundation for the bridges, roads and buildings that keep our economy moving and protect our environment. Luck Companies believes in providing associates with the tools and support to perform and lead at their best. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Luck Companies was founded by Charles Luck, Jr. in 1923. Charlie Luck IV leads the company today. For more information, visit

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