All too often, individuals working in public service, whose jobs require them to put their lives at risk every day, do not receive the recognition they deserve. To show our support for the men and women we turn to in an emergency, ASC spent this year’s 9/11 Memorial Day donating blood and assembling Thank You packages for first responders at the Westchester County’s 9/11: Serve + Remember event, coordinated by Volunteer New York!
Volunteering is part of who we are and what we do. It’s deeply embedded in the ASC culture. As a socially responsible company, we reduce our impact on the environment through commuter benefits and give back to our community with pro-bono causes like Warrior Hike and volunteer days. We seek work that is meaningful and changes lives. Over the years, we’ve discovered that volunteering is not only inherently meaningful, it can also change our lives.
Just last week our lives were directly impacted by emergency personnel when one of our employees got stuck in an elevator. In rapid response, members of the White Plains Fire Department came to the rescue. The incident added to our sense of appreciation when we gathered with other volunteers at the County Center, as we stood collectively to say thank you to those who stand ever ready to take care of people in need.
As we put down roots in White Plains, it’s important that we continue our commitment to corporate responsibility in our new community. Friday’s event was our first of many volunteering events to come.1 - Comment