TAMPA, FL (September 11, 2013) NYSE, TSX: STN
On September 10th , a team of Stantec employees headed to Metropolitan Ministries during a day of worldwide volunteerism by the North American design firm.
The team was among some 4,000 employees participating in Stantec in the Community Day. The events were part of celebrations for Stantec’s newly unveiled brand, including a new logo, visual identity and website, reinforcing the firm’s promise to design with community in mind.
The 20-person contingent was on hand for several hours, sorting and packaging food at the organization’s collection and distribution center and also assisting in the kitchen areas. Metropolitan Ministries is a nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for the homeless in the community and provides a variety of services, from providing groceries and holiday assistance to in-depth services to help people get back “on their feet”.
Stantec offices across the company were invited to choose an important local community service to celebrate the day. For the Tampa office, the choice was easy, considering their decade-long relationship with Metropolitan Ministries.
Says Dave Kemper, a principal with Stantec and leader of the firm’s Tampa office, “We are excited to continue our long term relationship with Metropolitan Ministries with a Stantec community service day. Our staff is always ready and willing to help support the great work of Met Min.”
Explains Stantec president and chief executive officer Bob Gomes, “Stantec in the Community Day not only further supports Stantec’s commitment to community, but brings our team members together to make a coordinated, local impact,” says Gomes. “Our employees have been serving their communities for decades, so bringing them together on one day like this just emphasizes what a difference we can make.”
You can view Stantec’s launch video and website at www.stantec.com.
With nine other offices and more than 450 employees across Florida, Stantec staff will also be headed out in:
• Sarasota – staff members will be planting native wildlfowers and grasses at Perico Preserve in Bradenton, while another Sarasota team is cleaning up the beachfront at Nokomis Beach at their adopted stretch of coastline as part of the Keep Sarasota Beautiful program.
• Coral Gables – a team heads to the Camillus House kitchen to assist serving the daily meal for indigent and homeless patrons. The service agency provides between 400–700 hot meals in a two-hour timeframe.
• Naples – a team will be collecting food and serving lunch at St. Matthew’s House, where housing for the homeless and food for the needy is the mission.
• Bonifay – a city park cleanup is on tap.
• Tallahassee – staff will deliver baskets of collected school supplies to Killearn Lakes elementary school
• West Palm Beach – two shifts of 18 employees each will be scouring Jupiter Beach as part of the Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful program.
• Jacksonville – staff will be pitching in on construction for a local Habitat for Humanity Home
• Orlando – cleanup will be underway for the Seminole Work Opportunity Program (SWOP) facility, a non-profit organization providing vocational and education training for disabled adults.
• Port Charlotte – a team will be on clean-up detail at Bay Shore Live Oak Park on Charlotte Harbor.
We’re active members of the communities we serve. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.
The Stantec community unites more than 13,000 specialists working in over 200 locations. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.
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