Response and United Way’s Day of Caring

United Way’s Day of Caring | September 2019

Meghan N., Community Outreach VISTA, EveryDay Strong, United Way of Utah County, reports:

“I can’t thank you and your team enough for your help in Day of Caring! The kids absolutely loved your team and the activity.
I hope you all had a great experience and got to feel the happiness you all brought to the school. Thank you for making a difference
for those kids. You all are so great! We hope to see you next year!”


Response Participates in Building a Home with Habitat for Humanity

 

Come rain or shine, on July 31, 2019, the Habitat for Humanity service project was a fantastic experience! Response volunteers were met by a Habitat for Humanity project coordinator, who shared how the charity works and who also shared the story of the family that will be moving into the home when it is completed. Licensed contractors provided hands-on instruction of the skills to be used on the project, and despite the rain, everyone diligently worked to fulfill their tasks. At the end of the day, many of the volunteers remained passed their time commitments to put away tools and clean up the site.

I am Amazing Because | Scholarships

I am Amazing Because | Scholarships

Response is proud to be a scholarship sponsor to graduating Seniors at Timpanogos, Pleasant Grove, Orem, and Mountain View High Schools. The “I am Amazing Because…” Scholarship has been awarded to members of PTSA, NHS, DECA, FBLA, and a club of the schools choice. Over the last 3 years Response has been able to give 29 amazing students a $500 scholarship to the school of their choice. These students have used this scholarship to help them attend BYU, U of U, UVU, USU, SUU and Snow College. This most recent round of scholarships were given to four deserving students.

The “I am Amazing Because…” scholarship application is a 30 – 45 second video finishing the sentence “I am amazing because…”. We expect students to be creative in their videos and over the last 3 years we’ve been continually surprised at the quality of applications we have received. Many of these students have accomplished amazing things such as starting community service programs that have helped thousands, school athletics achievements, and great academic excellence. At Response we strive to be involved in positive community outreach and we look forward to continuing to serve our community.

United Way Event

United Way Event

Response recently attended a United Way event at the Nuskin meeting building in down town Provo.

The event was put on in an effort to create awareness of the ongoing community crisis of our young people dealing with depression and anxiety.

United Way is spearheading an effort to create more awareness and provide possible solutions to help our young people.

Click here to check out a video of the event.

EveryDay Strong is  asking for donations.

March 15 at 11:51 AM ·

Many of you have been asking for the opportunity to hear Dr. Swenson speak about how to build resilience in kids! Here he shares how adults helping kids feel safe, connected, and confident is a key to overcoming anxiety, depression, and all sorts of hard issues.

 

Dr Matt Swenson takes about 1 hour discussing where this is all coming from and ways to help our your people.

Response is dedicated to assisting United way in achieving its goal of making every child in our community #everydaystrong.

Please donate to the united way through their facebook page.

Feeding America Update | Feb 2019

Feeding America Update | Feb 2019

Through FEB 12, 2019 – Response event attendees have donated monies to feeding American totaling 37,700 meals.

As part of event VIP upgrades, attendees can purchase a VIP seat and the customer proceeds spent to upgrade their attendance is donated to the Feeding America organization.

Response is excited to continue is involvement in making a difference in the local community and participating in the vast reach of Feeding Americas service areas.

 

Letter from Feeding America

Hi to my friends at RMG,

Hope you are well !  I wanted to extend my thanks for your support and share an update – this is the work you make possible!  Thank you!

Because of your dedication to Feeding America, families are receiving the nourishing meals they need during the cold winter months. At the close of 2018, your support helped us fight hunger among seniors, college students, children and people recovering from natural disasters—including the recent wildfires in California and hurricanes across the Southeast. Children like Richard, whose story is included in the Winter 2018-2019 Impact Report, were able to move from hungry to hopeful because of you.

As of this writing, the federal government reached an agreement to reopen for three weeks. However, as a result of the five-week shutdown, households across the country have been forced to make impossible choices between paying bills and buying food. Food banks and food pantries are witnessing increased needs in their communities, and in response they are sourcing more food, hosting special food distributions, extending their operating hours and helping federal workers apply for assistance programs. The shutdown has also highlighted the key role that dedicated partners like you play in helping us rapidly respond to people in need. For all you do to fight hunger, thank you.

As you read the report, please remember that your support makes a meaningful difference. Feeding America offers relief, energy and hope to millions of people each week, and it’s all because of your generous gifts. If you have questions about the programs your donations help fund, please reach out to me at any time. It would be my pleasure to share the multiple ways you make a difference for people struggling with hunger.

Best wishes always,

Stacey O’Malley
Director of Development

 

Food Drive for Tabitha’s Way Food Pantry

Food Drive for Tabitha’s Way Food Pantry

Tabitha’s Way provides food and supplies to an average of 5,000 individuals monthly.

Food Drive

https://player.vimeo.com/video/305595077

On December 7, 2018, Response participated in a food drive for Tabitha’s Way, and donated 2,978 pounds of food!

Tabitha’s Way got its start when God put it on Wendy’s heart that help was needed for the less fortunate in Utah County’s south valley. After much prayer and fasting, Wendy decided to quit her successful career in Telecommunications and start Tabitha’s Way.

Tabitha’s initially started in a small space at 200 North 37 West in Spanish Fork. After a little more than a year, Tabitha’s moved to its current location at 140 North Main Street.

Today, Tabitha’s provides food and supplies to an average of 5,000 individuals monthly. We recognize that the ability to provide these services through the support of the community and by countless businesses.

Tori B., Food Drive Coordinator, Tabitha’s Way, reports:

“We are very grateful for all of the donations from Response and will be using them to help the less fortunate here in Utah.”

Tabitha’s way is just one of many organizations where Response volunteers for. See a list of others here.

Link to Tabitha’s Way