Posts tagged Corporate Social Responsibility
On average, Red Cross helps more people after home fires than all other disasters combined. To combat this threat, Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in the next 5 years with the Home Fire Campaign. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s REAL Leaders took part in this campaign on Friday, June 10th. Over 15 volunteers worked together going door to door in a local community to install over 40 smoke detectors, distribute fire safety information packets and educate families on the importance of having a Home Fire escape plan.
Home Fire Facts:
- Seven times a day, someone dies in a home fire. Every 40 minutes, an injury from a fire is reported
- Nearly 1,000 times every day, fire departments are called to home fires
- Damage from US home fires is bigger than the entire annual sales of many Fortune 500 companies
- Data shows that the 4 percent of homes without smoke alarms represent nearly 40 percent of the home fires, and that working smoke alarms can double someone’s chance of surviving a fire
To see how you can help the American Red Cross and their campaign, CLICK HERE.
NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s Team REAL LEADERS discovered a western Palm Beach County wonder of the world. Team REAL LEADERS had the unique privilege “giving back” at the Panther Ridge Conservation Center, a 10-acre big cat retreat, in Wellington, FL. Our REAL LEADERS were warmly welcomed by Judy Berets, Director, of Panther Ridge Conservation Center, as well as some of her famous residents, Amous a black leopard, Charlie the cheetah, Brandy the puma, Phoebe a caracal, Duma a serval and many more exotic felines. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman volunteers spent the day learning about each species while cleaning, painting, trimming, raking and laying pavers, ensuring the lush center is ready for guests. CLICK HERE to see some pictures from the volunteer day.
Did you know? Between 2,000 and 5,000 tigers are in captivity in the United States along with untold numbers of lions, leopards, cougars and other exotic cats. Captive big cats can live up to 20 years. As a result, every year more and more of these animals are abandoned or neglected by their owners. Panther Ridge Conservation Center, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, is dedicated to providing a lifetime home for captive exotic felines that have been abandoned, abused or are simply unwanted. Once a cat is accepted by Panther Ridge, its needs are met for the rest of its natural life – it will never again be in need of a home, or at risk of neglect or mishandling. But…
Panther Ridge needs our help, housing, feeding and care of exotic cats is challenging and costly. Diet requirements, veterinary expenses, housing enclosures and maintenance costs can run upwards of $150,000 per year. And sadly, the facility must often turn down requests to house additional animals due to lack of funds. What can you do? Donate time, consider “adopting” one of the magnificent cats, or special public appearances can be arranged. Do you have friends coming to town or need a gift idea? Bring your loved one to Panther Ridge and take one of the most intimate, informative and heartwarming tours you’ll ever experience.
Panther Ridge Conservation Center truly is a wonder of the western Palm Beach County World. Help us, spread the news:
Address: 14755 Palm Beach Point Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414
Our MHC REAL Leaders had a blast on Friday morning at the Urban Youth Impact Dream Center in West Palm Beach. Urban Youth Impact is a faith based non-profit organization that serves at risk children and their families in the West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach and Boynton Beach areas through enrichment programs and job-readiness training. Through it’s core programs, UYI serves nearly 230 youth weekly with educational enrichment and job-readiness training while building lasting relationships. An additional 270 youth are impacted weekly through their collaborations with community partners.
Our group had the pleasure of participating in Summer Jam Camp activities and we had a great time. Our REAL Leaders played ball outside, helped little ones match music notes in piano class, assisted with arts and crafts, organized school supplies for their Back to School event, and even helped with some administrative duties. The children were a blast to work with and you can tell they are in great hands with caring and supportive staff members. Click here to see how you can help and we encourage you to volunteer as well!
We were so thrilled to be able to donate our time and resources for the Quantum House, a caring and supportive home for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. We prepared a delicious lunch and hearty dinner for over 30 families as part of the Chef-for-a-Day program. Part of our team helped with the daily cleaning chores and we also enjoyed our time outdoors helping to beautify the exterior campus by painting a trellis and cleaning up the playground/patio area.
The home was beautiful and is truly a safe haven for families to enjoy while their children and are in and out of treatment. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to volunteer for them again in the near future!
We had a great time as VIP Sponsors at today’s Get Down to Business Lunch, hosted by Easter Seals Florida. This annual event featuring noted speakers on topics relevant to the business community is a great opportunity to network with other business professionals while engaging with future leaders in the mission of Easter Seals Florida. Proceeds from this event support local children with special needs at Easter Seals Igoe-Amar Child Development Center in West Palm Beach. Learn more information about Easter Seals Florida and their mission.
We’re looking forward to next year’s event!
As part of our “Responsibility Revolution”, we partake in several community service events throughout the year. Last year we participated in various events like Habitat for Humanity, the SWA’s Paint Your Heart Out, United Way’s Back to School Bash, the Big Heart Brigade’s Thanksgiving Feast, and the Adopt-A-Family’s Adopter & Santa Shoppe programs, to name a few.
We had a great time working to make our community a better place and can’t wait for what 2014 has in store for REAL Leaders!
West Palm Beach, Fla. – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc., one of South Florida’s leading commercial real estate services firm, wants to start a revolution— a “responsibility revolution.” Here, in one of the nation’s biggest regions for charity balls, luncheons, polo parties, tea soirees and more, the firm says businesses need to keep pace, and donating dollars to charitable efforts is not enough. Says Neil E. Merin, Chairman of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, “It’s not just about bottom-line profits but bottom-line benefits to our communities. If businesses in the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast regions donated even a small fraction of their efforts to promoting employee involvement in socially responsible causes, we could ‘move’ a lot more mountains.”
NAI/Merin Hunter Codman is challenging area firms to establish programs that allow employees to donate company time to non-profit causes. “At work” days might involve “working” on repainting buildings for Kids in Distress, fueling food drives for the Urban League, nailing two-by-fours for Habitat for Humanity, or cleaning up area beaches, among other worthwhile causes that need man and woman power behind them — not just dollars.
Click here to read the full press release.