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Food Insecurity. What is it? How Can You Help?

Last month, VASEY volunteered at the Zionsville Food Pantry Distribution Center (housed by the Zionsville Presbyterian Church at 4775 W. 116th Street) to help unload more than 16,000 lb. of food in 48 minutes. While a small feat in and of itself, the focus of this article isn’t about us. It’s about a very real problem that exists right in our own backyard.The average household income in Zionsville is about $175.3K with a median income of $132.5.1 With such high numbers, one might think everyone has more than enough to eat. But that isn’t true. Many of our neighbors suffer from food insecurity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food to sustain an [...]

VASEY Donates to the Zionsville Food Pantry

VASEY Commercial Facility Solutions values and actively donates their time and energy to the community. On June 11, 2020, a team from VASEY helped their neighbor – Zionsville Presbyterian Church (ZPC) and the Zionsville Food Pantry unload and organize more than 11,000 pounds of food. ZPC manages and operates the Zionsville Food Pantry - one of the few food pantries available in Boone County. The Zionsville Food Pantry is managed and organized by volunteers, feeding more than a hundred families every week. In addition to food drives and donations, the Zionsville Food Pantry gets much of their food from the Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Gleaners supplies items to hunger relief agencies like the Zionsville Food Pantry and schools throughout 21 counties in [...]

A Helping Hand for Outside the Box

On March 17, 2020 Tom Slagle, Principal of VASEY Commercial Facility Solutions, met with Rik Ritter from Enterprise Car Leasing at Outside the Box, Inc. As a business partner of VASEY, Enterprise presented a check to Outside the Box in the amount of $1,500.00. VASEY matched Enterprises’ donation with a check in the amount of $1,500.00. Outside the Box’s mission is to empower people with intellectual disabilities toward personal growth, through education, self-discovery, leadership development, and a customized career path. For more information about Outside the Box and how you can support this incredible non-profit organization, visit www.OTBonline.org. CAPTION ABOVE: Left-to-Right: Tom Slagle (Principal-VASEY), Rik Ritter (Enterprise Car Leasing), Toni Hughes (OTB Volunteer Coordinator), and Barb Fleming (OTB President - Board of Directors)

VASEY Supports the Finish Line Youth Foundation

Finish Line is a long-time customer of VASEY. One reason both our organizations believe in giving back and making a positive impact on our community. We helped support the Finish Line Youth Foundation (Special Olympics) and attended their annual Fundraising dinner, An Epic Evening, last fall at the Biltwell Event Center, featuring Carli Lloyd as our keynote speaker. Carli Lloyd, an American soccer player (two-time Olympic gold medalist, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, two-time FIFA Player of the Year, and a three-time Olympian) shared the power of soccer in developing her perseverance, unmatched focus, commitment to the game, and ultimately to embracing the journey. DONATE: Click to make a donation to Special Olympics Watch this Video: Click to discover more about the Finish Line [...]

Congratulations to Team CrossFit Kokomo!

Congratulations to Team CrossFit Kokomo, who placed third out of 36 teams at the 2019 Strength in Our Streets (SIOS) fundraiser on June 22, 2019. VASEY’s very own Laura Conkle (Maintenance Sales Representative), trained for and participated in the day-long, 100 percent volunteer-driven, event held at Park Tudor School - Indianapolis. Pertaining to fundraising dollars, CrossFit Kokomo placed second, raising $8,665 – almost three times their goal. All proceeds benefitted the work of Wheeler Mission, Outreach and the community’s homeless and addicted. CrossFit athletes are ready, willing, and able to stand up for those less fortunate – more importantly, to encourage them to NEVER GIVE UP! In just six years, athletes have raised more than $570,000 through Strength in Our Streets to help Indiana's homeless [...]

Congratulations to the University High School Boys Varsity Baseball Team!

Congratulations to the University High School Boys Varsity Baseball Team – winning their first-ever Division 1A Baseball State Championship on June 17, 2019, at Victory Field. VASEY, a long-time partner of University High School, takes care of their campus’s mechanical needs. "When we found out the Trailblazers were going to the Baseball State Championship, we wanted to find a unique way to show our support," stated David Sheffield, Vasey’s Chief Financial Officer. What could be a better way to show their support? VASEY supplied two suites at Victory Field for the Trailblazer team’s school administration, their parents and immediate family. "It was important to us that they enjoy the game in comfort and style," added Sheffield. "We were glad to share in the team spirit!" [...]

Inside the Bottle for Outside the Box

On Thursday, June 20th, VASEY attended the "Inside the Bottle for Outside the Box" Fundraiser, a Food and Wine Tasting Extravaganza at the beautiful Lucas Estate in Carmel, IN. VASEY had the privilege of being one of two ticket sponsors for this very special event. Guests of Outside the Box (OTB) enjoyed a tasting of fine wines and beers, an array of food from local, independent restaurants, and the opportunity to bid on silent and live auctions. To learn more about Outside the Box, or make a donation please visit www.otbonline.org.

Wonderful Gifts from Outside the Box

One of the joys in giving is that invariably you seem to benefit just as much as if not more than your recipient. This is especially true of our company-wide summer project for Outside the Box, an Indianapolis non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities. Our dear friends at OTB made these wonderful gifts for us. How tremendous to be remembered and receive these beautiful, unexpected gifts during this holiday season. To learn more, donate or volunteer at Outside the Box, please visit their website at www.otbonline.org.

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