SOLitude’s Heart & SOL Award Honors Top Volunteer of 2019

March 5th, 2020

Jim Sheeran

Following another successful year of volunteering and community outreach efforts through The SOLution program, SOLitude Lake Management is excited to announce that the company’s annual Heart & SOL recognition was awarded to Aquatic Specialist Jim Sheeran of Southwest Florida (second from left). 

The Heart & SOL award recognizes one individual within the company each year who goes above and beyond in personal volunteering, inspiring others, and displaying a true commitment and passion for making the world a better place. Sheeran was selected for his never-ending dedication to supporting charitable initiatives in his local community of Fort Myers.

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Sheeran volunteered a total of 165 hours through 21 unique charitable events in 2019. He was an active contributor in SOLitude’s Little GOBBLERs, HOLiday Cheer, Earth Day and Heart & SOL Day programs and spent almost every weekend contributing to efforts hosted by the Salvation Army, through which he serves as an adherent Soldier. Jim also spent the last year facilitating a relationship with ECHO Global Farm, a nonprofit that empowers the undernourished with sustainable hunger solutions. He helped mobilize 20 colleagues to join him from April to December, generating an additional 76 volunteer hours towards The SOLution. Finally, Jim’s donation of time extends to his role as a team captain for The SOLution, a role through which he helped plan volunteering events and engage new colleagues in program efforts.

Jim SheeranSOLitude tracks team volunteering hours using a points system. Based on the number of volunteering points earned each year, colleagues can earn rewards or donations to charities of their choosing. This year, Sheeran chose to donate his accrued reward of $500 to the Salvation Army of Fort Myers Crossroads program, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. 

“Jim truly embodies the mission of The SOLution program,Tracy Fleming, Director of Marketing & Communications said. “He consistently makes a positive impact on everyone he encounters. We are lucky to call Jim a member of the SOLitude family.”

Other top volunteers recognized for quarterly awards in 2019 were Virginia Ecologist Shannon Junior (Q1), Florida Assistant Regional Manager Errol Walsh and Florida Aquatic Specialist Scott Dye (Co-Q2), Virginia Digital Marketing Specialist Ysabella Bhagroo (Q3), and Massachusetts Customer Service Representative Becky Snyder (Q4).

The SOLution is a company-wide program that encourages the company and all employees to strive to “create a better world” through volunteerism, community outreach, sustainability and environmental consciousness. Since the program began in 2012, SOLitude has donated more than $518,855 in goods and in-kind services and contributed over 16,877 volunteer hours to our local communities across the country. Click to participate or share a non-profit’s goals for consideration in 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’s team of aquatic resource management professionals specializes in the development and execution of customized lake, 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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