Volunteers Put Their Heart and SOL into Supporting Local Communities

November 22nd, 2020

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On November 20th, individuals from across the country came together to give thanks to the environment and our local communities through a multitude of volunteering and community service events. These initiatives were organized by SOLitude Lake Management in celebration of the second annual Heart and SOL Day, which the company established in 2019 as a way to collectively demonstrate gratitude and make a positive difference on the Friday preceding Thanksgiving. Heart and SOL Day is just one of several events hosted under the charitable arm of the company called The SOLution.

This year, SOLitude’s 400 colleagues were encouraged to spend up to four hours during the workday contributing to charitable initiatives that align with their passions. Across 35+ nationwide offices, participants held trash and nature preserve clean-ups, volunteered with food banks and animal sanctuaries, planted hundreds of trees and native species, and collected food and clothing donations. By the end of the day, colleagues generated approximately 330 volunteer hours which will help them reach their 2020 goal of 4,000 total hours.

volunteering at a farm

SOLitude colleagues based in Pompano, FL volunteered at a farm that raises shetland ponies to help children of all ages cope with the death of their loved ones.

wrapping gifts for holiday cheer

Volunteers in Virginia Beach, VA prepped donated gifts for children and families in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season.

volunteering for salvation army

Team members in West Palm Beach, FL helped out with a Salvation Army food drive.

beach cleanup

SOLitude held beach clean-ups in the Mid-Atlantic.

colorado trash cleanup

Colleagues and their family members in Denver, CO cleaned up litter at a local park.

SOLitude was inspired to establish Heart and SOL Day following the discontinuation of National Make a Difference Day, which was the largest nationwide day of community service for more than 20 years. An organization called Points of Light helped introduce and lead this national event since 1992, and the SOLitude team observed it for many years. In that same spirit of volunteerism, SOLitude will continue to host Heart and SOL Day annually every Friday before Thanksgiving.

SOLitude’s leadership team has long prioritized serving our local communities through volunteering and founded The SOLution program in 2012. Since then, SOLitude colleagues have contributed nearly 22,000 collective hours to nonprofits and charitable efforts throughout the country. In addition to Heart and SOL Day, SOLitude provides Thanksgiving meals through the Little GOBBLERS program and gifts to children and families in need through the HOLiday Cheer program.

Click here to learn more about The SOLution.

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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‚Äôs 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.

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