Our care and concern for others doesn’t end at the office. We advocate and encourage our employees to get involved in the community as well. In fact, our philosophy on community service is a big part of who we are. We are blessed to have the opportunity to give back, and take great pride in witnessing the impact our efforts have on the lives of others.
RiskSOURCE employees get 30 paid hours a year to donate their time to the nonprofit organization of their choosing. This has amounted to more than 540 hours of volunteer time in a year!
The Cares Committee is working hard setting the focus for RiskSOURCE’s CARES outreach for 2021.
Members of this year’s committee are: (left to right) Colleen McPheron Chair, Deb Welsh, Gail Thomas, Jean Mabry, and Theresa Clayton
2021 CARES Focus – Mental Health
One result of COVID-19 has been the feeling of isolation and loneliness. The CARES Committee feels intentionally focusing on Mental Health would be beneficial to our community and our team.
This focus will be supported by quarterly initiatives involving outreach, time, talent and fun! RiskSOURCE associates make up a total of 5 teams who will each do their part in caring and loving on our community!
RiskSOURCE Cares In Action
Paracord Bracelets For Operation Gratitude
Some of our team are making Paracord Bracelets through Operation Gratitude. Not only do these bracelets look cool, they can actually be used to save a life in an emergency situation. We include them in our Care Packages to our Troops and First Responders. All who serve use paracord, which gets its name from parachute cord and can hold up to 550 lbs. of weight. The bracelet provides 7.5 feet of cord in an emergency. Paracord “Survival” Bracelets can be used to:
- Secure camouflage nets to trees or vehicles
- Build a makeshift shelter
- Extend a security strap or rope to reach and haul heavy objects
- Create a harness to extract an injured person from a bad location
- Make a sling or splint
Making Masks for Healthcare Providers
Account Manager, Colleen McPheron, made 180 masks that were donated to the following health care facilities:
- Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis (where Colleen’s daughter, Molly is a doctor)
- The Woodlands in Hamilton, Ohio
- And to friends & family :)
Way to go Colleen!
Supporting Entrepreneurship in Under Served Communities
RiskSOURCE Cares made a contribution to MORTAR in August, 2020. This is part of our commitment to support the diversity and talent that grows in our community.
MORTAR supports entrepreneurship in changing communities. When neighborhoods are growing, a lot of planning goes into renovating historic buildings and creating magnificent green spaces. In the same way that these locations have the potential to become booming communities, MORTAR believes that the neighborhood’s residents have the potential to create booming enterprises – just footsteps from their homes.
MORTAR fulfills its purpose by building on these successes through focusing on those who are often ignored. By targeting underserved and redeveloping communities, we’re offering these non-traditional entrepreneurs the opportunity to use their inherent talents to not just make a dollar, but to positively participate in the rise of Cincinnati.