SOLitude Lake Management is excited to announce another successful year in the history of the company's dedicated volunteering and community outreach program, The SOLution. The SOLution fosters SOLitude's core company values by encouraging and rewarding volunteerism, activism, outreach and fundraising. Since the program was established in 2012, SOLitude's employees, partners and their families have generated more than 16,877 volunteer hours and donated $518,855 to charitable organizations and causes throughout the country.
2019 Hours & Rewards
To make volunteering more accessible, SOLitude's dedicated volunteer team captains arrange many of the community outreach programs the team takes part in each year, including Earth Day, Heart & SOL Day, Love Your Lake, Little GOBBLERS and HOLiday Cheer efforts, as well as trash and wildlife clean-ups, food bank backpack programs, kids and nursing home fishing tournaments, native tree and vegetation plantings, and animal welfare events. These 2019 initiatives resulted in 3,854 volunteer hours contributed to non-profit charitable organizations. Top volunteers were rewarded with opportunities to direct company funds to their favorite charities:
Most Engaged Volunteers - $500 contributed to a charity of their choosing:
|Regional Support Specialist Regina Brimmer (VA) chose Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue||Director of Biologist
Chris Doyle (NJ) chose the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society
|Ecologist & Business Development Consultant Shannon Junior (VA) chose the Lost Dog Foundation|
Volunteers of the Quarter - $200 contributed to a charity of their choosing:
- Q1 - Ecologist and Business Development Consultant Shannon Junior (VA) selected the Madison County Animal Shelter
- Q2 (co-winner) - Regional Manager Errol Walsh (FL) selected the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Q2 (co-winner) - Aquatic Specialist Scott Dye (FL) selected the National Make a Wish Foundation
- Q3 - Digital Marketing Specialist Ysabella Bhagroo (VA) selected the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Coastal Virginia
- Q4 - Customer Service Representative Becky Snyder (MA) selected the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls
Annual Giving Program
Each year, SOLitude identifies a charitable organization to serve as the recipient of year-long donation efforts. In 2019, the company selected charity: water, a non-profit that introduces clean water resources to communities in developing countries. For each new follower SOLitude received on social media, the company set aside funds that culminated in a $3,000 donation aimed at providing 100 people with a lifetime of access to healthy drinking water. Remaining donation funds determined by a colleague vote were allotted to Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, the Virginia Beach SPCA, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Final philanthropic highlights from 2019 include the kick off of SOLitude's first annual Heart & SOL Day, the creation of the Tucker Student Venture Creation Fellowship Endowment at James Madison University and the contribution of the first ever SOLitude Lake Management Graduate Study Award to SUNY Oneonta (State University of New York College).
"We are honored to know that our volunteering initiatives are making a lasting difference in the communities in which we serve," Tracy Fleming, Director of Marketing said. "Through everything we do, our goal is to leave the world better than we found it. We hope to inspire others to adopt that same mindset and look forward to working with clients, partners and our neighbors in the community to build upon these efforts in 2020."
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SOLitude Lake Management is a nationwide environmental firm committed to providing sustainable solutions that improve water quality, enhance beauty, preserve natural resources and reduce our environmental footprint. SOLitude’s team of aquatic resource management professionals specializes in the development and execution of customized lake, stormwater pond, wetland and fisheries management programs that include water quality testing and restoration, nutrient remediation, algae and aquatic weed control, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, bathymetry, shoreline erosion restoration, mechanical harvesting and hydro-raking, lake vegetation studies, biological assessments, habitat evaluations, and invasive species management. Services and educational resources are available to clients nationwide, including homeowners associations, multi-family and apartment communities, golf courses, commercial developments, ranches, private landowners, reservoirs, recreational and public lakes, municipalities, drinking water authorities, parks, and state and federal agencies. SOLitude Lake Management is a proud member of the Rentokil Steritech family of companies in North America.