Page 1 Raises $400 in Donations for the Colorado Wildfire Victims
The recent Colorado wildfires have been devastating to many residents throughout the state. The American Red Cross has been helping families recover from these fires that have left many people homeless. They have been providing shelter, food, water and other items to those victims in need as well as comfort kits, counseling and financial assistance. Even after a month of battling these flames, the Red Cross still continues to respond to individuals and families affected by these roaring fires.
One of our senior designers, Maarit Kaaihue, came up with an idea for Page 1 to help its fellow Coloradans in their time of need. "I felt helpless sitting at work knowing that my new home state was burning up around me and I wanted to help, so I suggested that Page 1 Solutions, as a company, assist the Red Cross with donations,” she said. “My heart goes out to the families that lost homes, beloved family members and pets in the Colorado wild fires."
Page 1 held a donation contest between team members to see who could raise the most money. The company said it would match the amount its employees raised, encouraging more participation. We raised $200 from individual employees and Page 1 matched it for a total of $400 being donated to the Red Cross to help these displaced families.
Our Community Event Coordinator, John Lambertson, organized the contest and rallied the troops to donate to this great cause. “I really enjoy coordinating our volunteer efforts at Page1, so when Maarit suggested that we find a way to support wildfire victims, it seemed like a no-brainer to coordinate that effort as well. I did some research and found that donating to a local chapter of the Red Cross was the most direct route to supporting people displaced by the fires,” he said. “Our President, Dan Goldstein, encouraged staff members to donate by matching funds, and we turned it into a contest with two teams competing for the most money donated. I was really pleased that we could work together to help people in need.”
~ By Kelly Matsudaria, Marketing Communications Specialist