Published on: 04/12/2019
Giving Back at SR
Giving back and volunteering are important parts of SR's company culture and it shows. Our trade partner, EDS Electronics, recently invited SR to join them in participating in a canned food and paper goods drive to benefit Helping Hands of Vegas Valley.
Who is Helping Hands of Vegas Valley?
Established in 1998 and in 2000, James Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas (JSHHNLV) and Helping Hands of Vegas Valley (HHOVV) missions have been to increase independence to Southern Nevada’s elderly citizens, age 60 and over.
In January 2019, HHOVV and JSHHNLV merged into one organization, continuing the essential assistance for the growing number of frail and low-income seniors in North Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Valley area who face difficult realities, including poverty, food insecurity, social isolation, loneliness, and the need for other specialized support. They focus their work around four basic needs of our local seniors: 1) access to nutritious food; 2) access to transportation for medical appointments and other necessary errands; 3) assistance with small, minor home repairs; and 4) respite care voucher assistance. All of HHVV program services are offered free of charge.
Members of the SR staff were hard at work collecting food for the drive throughout the month of March, and we couldn't have been prouder of our team for their enthusiasm to help those who need it most. All of the food collected went to feed low income and disables seniors in southern Nevada!
When we give, we raise our awareness of organizations and causes in our community. SR Construction strives to work with our industry partners to promote learning, growth, and prosperity in the community which we work, serve and live. By organizations and businesses actively getting involved and engaging company resources, we have responded more effectively to the needs of the local business community. Through active participation, we have found that we've made a real difference in sponsoring and participating in fundraisers, social events, award ceremonies, and through volunteering. Our involvement fosters meaningful and impactful partnerships among businesses, community groups, and individuals, which have resulted in sharing and maximizing resources, gaining experience in our area of interest and meeting people in related industries. The dedication of time has helped us make new friends, strengthen existing relationships and helped to expand our network. All of this reinforces our ties to the community and broadens our support network, exposing SR to people with common interests, and resources resulting in new memberships and forming potentially lifelong partnerships.