In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one Red Frogger traveled all the way to Haiti to help. Read his story below and learn more about the relief organization he went with.
Bonjou from Haiti,
I am posting on the Red Frog Events blog while on a deployment to Haiti in response to Hurricane Sandy. Outside of my role at RFE as the Marshal of Multisport, I volunteer as a ShelterBox Response Team Member (SRT) with the disaster relief organization ShelterBox. My role as an SRT is to assess disasters in hopes of delivering aide to those who need it most. The aide we deliver is in the form of a “Big Green Box” that contains a relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage/purification, a stove, cooking utensils, a children’s activity pack and other vital items to help jumpstart the rebuilding efforts of that family’s life.
The reason why I felt compelled to write a blog post while on deployment was because of how fortunate and appreciative I am to work for Red Frog. Red Frog has an incredible benefits package that includes unlimited vacation days, stellar medical benefits, as well as an amazing culture. That said, even though these benefits alone are incredible, Red Frog has allowed me to pursue an incredible opportunity that will be both character building as well as life changing for those who receive our aide. Red Frog has encouraged this despite our operations being at an incredibly busy and vital time in the event planning stages for 2012/2013. This is not the first time that Red Frog has encouraged its employees to pursue volunteer work. Earlier in 2012, Red Frog sent two team members to Brazil to help build homes in a small village.
As members of the Red Frog family we are incredibly fortunate to work for such a philanthropic organization. Despite the incredible success of our company and its events, in my opinion, Red Frog’s biggest strength and success is the emphasis and importance they place on helping others. We have an incredible partnership with St. Jude Children’s Hospital where our events have helped raise over 4.1 million dollars, we volunteer throughout the Chicago and the world, and we help mentor inner city students, in addition to many other outlets.
I truly feel Red Frog has placed the importance to help others as one of the most fundamental elements of its culture.
If you are wondering how you can help the relief efforts with ShelterBox please click HERE. In the interim, if you are wondering how you can get involved with Red Frog Events (or just want to play around on the website) click HERE.