In the wake of the February 2021 snow and ice storm that caused extensive damage and power loss in parts of Texas, Paul Davis’ Emergency Response Coordinator Scott Brooks felt like he needed to do something to help. Upon learning many residents had to boil snow for drinking water to survive, he decided to launch a water donation drive.
Scott quickly got to work making calls to Jacksonville, Florida-area news stations, churches, grocery stores and beer distributors. Before long, he was receiving water donations from companies including Winn-Dixie. He was also able to secure donated beer trucks from Champion Brands to deliver the water.
“Many of our teams were going to Texas to assist in restoration efforts. One of our serving basics is to help those in need, so organizing a water donation drive felt like the right thing to do,” said Scott.
Scott even received help from the Cajun Navy, a non-profit group of volunteers who deploy to disaster areas throughout the southern United States, to deliver the donated water.
In all, 1373 cases of water were delivered to Houston and Houston area residents.
The donation drive is just one proof point of how Scott embodies our Social Purpose. Each year he organizes a charity golf tournament to raise money and awareness for the National Fallen Firefighters Association. The 2021 event, which is in the active planning stages now, will be scheduled for the end of August or early September and will be held at Eagle Landing in Jacksonville.
Please join us as we clean up Pennington Park in Paterson, NJ on October 6th, 2020 as part of National Clean Up Week. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Please wear your mask. Rain date: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020.
Please join the FirstService Residential team on Saturday, September 26 from 9am-12pm in cleaning up the Potomac River located at Riverside Park, Fort Hunt, VA 22308.
Gloves, trash bags, trash pickers, masks, and hand sanitizer will be provided.
Please wear your face mask at all times. Also, remember to social distance at least 6 feet from each other and to use hand sanitizer frequently.
LOCATION: Riverside Park
GPS Coordinates: 38.711382, -77.0727163
More info can be found here.
Century Fire Protection in Duluth, GA is teaming up with other organizations around the country for National Clean Up Day. We are partnering with Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful to outfit our employees who volunteer with supplies to tidy up Satellite Boulevard on Friday, September 25th from 11am-1pm.
With programs and company initiatives like this, we can make a meaningful impact on our people, our community and our environment. Century Fire Protection encourages everyone to participate in their own Clean Up Day. Every little bit helps make our world a more beautiful place!
We are inviting our employees to join us on September 25th for 30 minute shifts to pick up litter in our community. All of the employees who sign up to volunteer by September 8th will receive a shirt and lunch! We are looking forward to spending a few hours having fun with our team while making a difference in our world.
Following up on its 2018 involvement with Nashville-based Men of Valor’s Phase 1 housing build, California Closets of Tennessee recently completed the installation of 33 more closets in the Phase 2 building, Valor Ridge. This brings its total contribution to 93 new closets — with all materials and labor given free of charge.
The new residential spaces at Valor Ridge will provide housing for participants in Men of Valor’s year-long prison aftercare and re-entry program. The recidivism rate (prisoners rearrested after release) in Tennessee is 51 percent. The recidivism rate for graduates of the Men of Valor program is less than 10 percent.
“We are excited to continue to support the life-changing work of Men of Valor,” says CCTN Owner Kurt Schusterman. “California Closets of Tennessee is committed to looking for ways to give back to others who are making an impact in our community. Clearly, the Men of Valor team is doing just that. This was a team effort and is a great example of living out our company values.”
Additionally, Kurt and his team were thrilled to get the support of CC vendors to help make this possible, including DixiePly for wood product, Valendrawers for the drawers, Salice for the runners, and TAG hardware for poles and other hardware.
“As a faith-based nonprofit we are always grateful for donations,” said David Miller, Men of Valor’s Development Director. “We appreciate California Closets of Tennessee once again stepping forward to support our mission by donating closets for the second phase of housing at our Valor Ridge community.”
FirstService Corporation is participating in National CleanUp Day by encouraging our team members throughout our family of companies to conduct their own cleanup events any time from September 19 – September 27, following safe distancing protocols. Locations can be anywhere, local parks or neighborhoods, city streets, waterways — anywhere we feel like we can make an impact. This effort is part of our Social Purpose to #FirstServeOthers in support of #OurEnvironment.
The team in the Toronto office will be conducting its CleanUp Day on Thursday, September 24. Team members will each spend an hour collecting trash, with a goal of disposing of 2,000 pieces of trash.
To track our progress, we will be using the Litterati app, which is FREE and available for Apple and Android devices. The Litterati app makes it easy for to track our impact. Want to take the challenge with us? Look for the challenge code FSV2020 and get your family, friends and colleagues to join our effort.
We recommend that you bring sunscreen, gloves, water and wear a company-branded shirt.
For questions about how to use Litterati, check out their FAQ or watch their short video series.
We love sharing stories of how our team members find their own Social Purpose. Efrain Montoya, a painter with CertaPro in Thousand Oaks, CA, wanted to help those in need in El Salvador. Efrain, whose brother lives there, has been collecting monetary donations here in the United States and and sending the money to his brother in El Salvador. His brother uses the money to buy groceries and other essentials for those in need. Many of the people they help are extremely impoverished, living in shacks in rural areas with no easy access or means to obtain food or other supplies.
Kudos to Efrain and his brother for identifying a way they can help people and putting together a plan to make a difference in their lives.
Many of the supply deliveries have been recorded, and can be viewed below.
Generation WORKS is a dedicated day of service led by women and girls (of course men and boys are welcome too!) with the objective of bringing sustainable change and impact to our neighborhoods.
Volunteers will wire, weld, wash, and work their magic to transform our city for the greater good. Paul Davis will have a group of volunteers supporting Hubbard House this year.
The mission of Hubbard House is safety, empowerment, and social change for victims of domestic violence and their families. Let’s assist this great organization with some sprucing up of their outdoor spaces as well as prep work for their upcoming fundraising walk.
We have partnered with Grand Rapids Habitat for Humanity and will be assisting in painting (interior) homes in the neighborhood. We will provide you with all the paint, warm work area, safe work area, lunch / snacks and a good time. Just bring your tools (sprayers) and get ready to demonstrate your expertise.
Contact Mark Williamson firstname.lastname@example.org for location details if you would like to volunteer.