Archives for December 2019

Gifting Hope and Healing Worldwide

Every year, as part of our corporate social outreach efforts, REA selects a worthwhile charity to support in lieu of holiday gift-giving.  This year, our Director of Business Development, Mary Roberts, recommended a special project managed by Pipeline Worldwide, a 501(c)3 based in Phoenix, AZ whose mission is to support sustainable projects in East Africa.  They leverage local professionals and resources to solve global problems.

 

This featured year-end project includes providing power for a hospital that serves a district of 300,000 people in Moyo, Uganda.  Moyo is located in northern Uganda and borders South Sudan.  They’ve experienced decades of war and have been rebuilding their infrastructure for the last 13 years.  Most of the population the hospital serves live in extreme poverty.  Although they are already strained with limited resources, they have embraced the refugee population which is now larger than their local population.

 

During the day, the hospital has power about 80% of the time, but there is no power at night.  Pipeline Worldwide has designed a sustainable solar power solution through a partnership with ASU and McCarthy Building Companies.  Thanks to generous donations and support, they are close to reaching their goal of $40,000 which will provide Moyo General Hospital with the tools to save thousands of lives for years to come. They are about $10,000 short of reaching their 2019 goal to get the project completed by this February.

 

To learn more Pipeline Worldwide and also about this project, read the blog, “Power Struggle” – https://pipelineworldwide.org/power-struggle/

 

If you would also like to contribute to this project, checks can be mailed to Pipeline Worldwide, PO Box 22236, Phoenix, AZ 85028.  Add the memo note “Moyo Power”.  You can also contribute online at https://pipelineworldwide.org/product/general/.

REA supports Move for Hunger

By Marie Haraburda, GCDF, Career Coach

 

Twelve teams, including one team represented in part by REA staff with Gina Crittenden, Career Coach and Patti Cucci, Marketing & Business Development and her family and friends, participated in a Truck Pull to benefit Move for Hunger in the Charlotte, North Carolina, metro area on November 16. The event was hosted by The Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council at the Lenny Boy Brewery. REA also donated a $100 Visa Gift Card to the Raffle, won by Jana Smith of Cartus.  A fun time was had by all!

 

Move for Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. When people move, they throw away a lot of items.  Unfortunately, some of what is thrown away is perfectly good food that could be given to a family in need. Move for Hunger works with relocation professionals, like the Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council to rescue this food during the move and deliver it to local food banks. Move for Hunger also organizes hundreds of food drives each year. To date, the organization has delivered more than 14 million pounds of food to food banks across the United States and Canada.

 

The truck pull has raised $11,921 at this writing out of a $20,000 goal. If you’ve never been to a truck pull, teams of five to ten people compete to see which team can pull a moving truck 100 feet in the fastest time. Although Patti and Gina’s team placed 11 out of 12, they reported having a “Grand Time” while raising money for a wonderful cause!

 

Here are steps recommended by Move for Hunger you can take to fight hunger in your area.

 

  • Talk to your children and loved ones about the 40 million Americans who are not able to put enough food on the table, and the importance of helping others.
  • Organize a Move for Hunger food drive in your community.
  • Moving? Hire a socially conscious mover from the Move for Hunger network, who will deliver your food donations to a local food bank.
  • Consider a donation today to help Move for Hunger fight hunger and food waste in our communities by visiting www.moveforhunger.org