ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On the fifth annual DISH Day of Service, employees from coast to coast gathered to give back to their local communities on and around September 28th. Nearly 800 volunteers gave their time at 56 different events nationwide, totaling 2,358 hours of community service.
DISH Day of Service is a unifying day when teams come together to make a positive impact in the communities where employees live, work and raise families. This collaborative effort is part of DISH Cares, the company's corporate citizenship program, which promotes community engagement and sustainability efforts across the organization.
"Since 2015, DISH employees have donated more than 25,000 hours of service to help those in need across the country," said Caity Curtis, DISH Head of Corporate Citizenship. "Service and excellence are important values in our organization, and we're proud to extend these values to our local communities through DISH Cares and our Day of Service."
DISH employees, their families and friends joined local DISH retailers and partners on the company's largest cooperative volunteer event of the year. Together, volunteers offered their services at food banks, Boys and Girls Clubs, shelters, blood drives and many other local organizations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
The following are a few examples of the DISH Day of Service events:
- Denver, CO - Team members pitched in at the Food Bank of the Rockies where they helped set a new record of pallets sorted and packed, totaling 19,360 pounds of food that will help feed local Colorado families.
- Ann Arbor, MI - IHS Team helped build a Habitat for Humanity home for a family in need.
- Christiansburg, VA - CXO Team cleaned common areas at the Humane Society and socialized animals in the shelter.
- Denver, CO - Sling Team assisted kids at the Boys & Girls Club with homework, reading, dodgeball and foosball tournaments.
- Denver, CO - Wireless Team cleaned up the South Platte River.
- El Paso, TX - Manufacturing Team volunteered at Candlelighters Walk of Hope to fight childhood cancer.
- Foster City, CA - DISH Technologies Team helped at a local food bank and donation drive.
- Roseland, NY - Sales team members helped with registration, race directing, parking and clean up at the St. Jude Walk.
"At DISH, we always strive to push the boundaries of success, whether we're leading the way in customer service, offering the most innovative technology or giving back to our local communities," added Curtis. "I'm proud of all our team has accomplished, and look forward to what we will continue to achieve with our community partners through DISH Cares and beyond."
DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming Sling TV services. Through its strategic spectrum portfolio and other assets, DISH is poised to enter the wireless market as a facilities-based provider of wireless services with a nationwide consumer offering and development of the first standalone 5G broadband network in the U.S. DISH's OnTech Smart Services brand offers in-home installation of connected home devices and entertainment solutions. DISH Media serves as the company's advertising sales group delivering targeted advertising solutions. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is a Fortune 250 company. For company information, visit about.dish.com
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