Forgotten Harvest – R1 Impact Through Serving Others

March 3, 2014

Last Thursday was Reliance One’s kick off of our “Day of Service” for our R1 Impact Volunteer program! Two of our employees, Kristen and Caitlin, volunteered their time at the Forgotten Harvest in Oak Park and helped with their warehouse re-pack program.

While at Forgotten Harvest, they unpacked Little Caesar Pizza kits and then repacked them for sorting and delivery. Alongside that, they inspected other food items and sorted them according to what condition they were in. Upon entering the warehouse, they were informed that the facility had strict rules that needed to be followed to ensure cleanliness. “Everyone was required to wear both a hair net and an apron. We were required to make sure our hands were clean at all times and wear gloves,” said Kristen Latimer, Administrative Services Manager.

On their return from volunteering, Kristen and Caitlin informed us on how they were impacted by Forgotten Harvest and how they felt they had impacted them. They stated that they were significantly impacted by realizing how much they take for granted on a daily basis. It was a very humbling experience to realize that by making 300 pizza kits, they helped to feed 300 families. They said they felt like an impact on Forgotten Harvest by being a set of extra helping hands. Every extra hand there meant more food packages for a family in need.

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

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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

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R1 Impact – Through Serving Others

February 4, 2014

Reliance One is introducing an exciting new initiative that will focus on their volunteering and charity programs; “R1 Impact Through Serving Others.” The committee members have put together a program that will benefit both the community and employees. “As a company, we are committed to being involved in the communities with which we do business,” said Jim Beath, President of Reliance One.

The company will continue to support organizations such as; The Rainbow Connection, The Ronald McDonald House and local families through the Adopt a Family program that helps bring joy around the holidays. In addition, the company introduced “The Reliance One Day of Service Program.” Throughout the year, co-workers will join together as teams and devote days of volunteering to organizations in Southeast Michigan. “It is important to me that each and every team member knows how important it to give back to the community. This not only will help with some great causes, but help grow and develop our employees,” said Beath.

Reliance One will be coordinating fundraisers to help support these organizations throughout the year. Our company volunteer efforts and donations will be continuously updated on the R1 website.

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

R1 Impact