Copart Employee Honored by Office of the Secretary of Defense

Don Purdy, Copart Regional Manager of the Carolinas was recently recognized by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Don was honored with the Patriot Award for contributing to our national security and freedoms by supporting employee participation in the U.S. National Guard and Reserve Force.

General Manager of Copart Lumberton Anthony Morris with Regional Manager of the Carolinas Don Purdy

Copart Lumberton General Manager Anthony Morris shares his experience working with Don below:

“I was hired as a Yard Agent in 2013 under Don Purdy who was the General Manager of Copart Raleigh at that time. I have worked within Don’s yard, and now region, for my entire seven-year Copart career. One year into my employment, I enlisted in the North Carolina National Guard and was granted a leave of absence to attend basic training. Unlike many of my peers in the National Guard, I can attend training with no fear of consequence from Copart. Training may require several days of missed work, but I have never received anything other than support. This award highlights the great culture and leadership of Don and the Copart Family.”

The Patriot Award
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