During the month of January the company held its first company-wide competition to benefit R2’s local communities. Several branches also took it upon themselves to get out and help others in different ways. On January 30th, associates from R2’s Dallas Operations and National Sales offices participated in the Big D Climb. The Big D Climb is the biggest stair climb in North Texas. More than 2,000 climbers took the challenge to race up 70 stories of stairs at Bank of America Plaza in Downtown Dallas to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and raise money for blood cancer research.
On January 25th, R2’s Charlotte office all chipped in to purchase the game Rock Band 4 for Robert Matijevic, a 15 year old cancer patient. Robert is the son of Vlad Matijevic, who is one of Charlotte’s preferred carriers. During conversations with Vlad the team discovered that Robert had recently been diagnosed with bone cancer located in his jaw. The Charlotte team hopes that the game will bring a smile to his face during this hard time, and everyone at R2 wishes the young man a speedy recovery.
During the week of January 11th, R2 held a company-wide competition; the Raid Your Wardrobe Clothing Drive. All of the branches were encouraged to donate any lightly used clothing which would then be donated to a charity of their choosing. The company ended the competition by collecting over 1,600 articles or clothing. Those items were donated to charities that included: Crisis Assistance Ministry, Volunteers of America, CareCenter Ministries, Denver Rescue Mission, Hubbard House, Nashville Rescue Mission, Salvation Army and Goodwill. A first place prize for donating the most items went to the headquarters office which collected 743 articles of clothing.On January 9th, members from R2’s Detroit office worked at Forgotten Harvest where they helped repackage over 3,000 pounds of hummus and salsa, helped reorganize and clean the facility. Forgotten Harvest helps relieve hunger in metro Detroit and prevents nutritious food waste.