Planting Seeds for Others

May 29, 2014

Last week, a group from Reliance One spent a day at Forgotten Harvest of Southeast Detroit. Kevin, Sean, Ramzy, and Andrew arrived at the farm early Wednesday morning and began by fixing the tarps that covered the seed beds which stretched across the 300 yard field. After they finished this task, they planted long rows of squash and zucchini. “It was some of the hardest physical work I have done in a long time, but I’m so thankful my company allows us the opportunity to give back in the community,” said Sean Hill, Senior Technical Recruiter.

To end their day, they made sure the plant beds were fixed accordingly, the tarps were secure, and the field was cleaned up. “I never really knew how much Forgotten Harvest impacted families. We learned that they saved over 1 million pounds of food last year which otherwise would have gone to waste, and their goal for this year is 1.7 million pounds,” said Kevin Gay, Senior Account Executive. “It was such an eye opening and humbling experience, and I’m so thankful I was able to donate my time to such a great organization.”

About Forgotten Harvest:

http://www.forgottenharvest.org/

The mission of Forgotten Harvest, founded in 1990, is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing extra, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to 280 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area.

About Reliance One:

http://www.reliance-one.com

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Media Contact:

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
Robert Wicker
rwicker@reliance-one.com

Reliance One Grants a Wish for Calyn!

February 20, 2014

Auburn Hills, Michigan

The most rewarding part of owning a business is beyond celebrating success. The true feeling of victory comes from helping those around you when they are in need. The goal of Reliance One is to “build teams;” the mantra not only includes our clients teams, it includes building up the team in the community. “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” ― Mother Teresa

For the past year Reliance One has been raising money through various fundraisers to help make a dream come true through the Rainbow Connection. The Rainbow Connection, which is a Michigan based charity, was able to introduce Calyn, a 14 year old who was diagnosed with cancer, to the Reliance One Team. Through the program, Reliance One sponsored Calyn’s wish to travel to the Bahamas. “Choosing the Rainbow Connection for a fundraiser was easy; it is a great cause that benefits local children. As a parent, I cannot imagine the sacrifices that families have to endure when children are diagnosed with a life threatening illness. “said Jim Beath, President of Reliance One.

Calyn traveled with her family to the Atlantis resort where they were able to enjoy the beach, take advantage of all of the water slides, and even swim with the dolphins! “We are thrilled that Calyn was able to visit the Bahamas, and we’re very happy that we were able to help make that wish happen for her”, said Beath.

About The Rainbow Connection®

Since 1985, The Rainbow Connection has helped thousands of Michigan children who are literally fighting for their lives experience their most special dream come true. Today the Rainbow Connection’s annual budget is 1.8 million. Their funding is provided by generous donations from the community. Over 87% of every dollar donated goes directly to programs and services for children with these life threatening illnesses.

About Reliance One, Inc.

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

Calyn and friend with dolphin

Calyn smiling

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