Recently GEP Destination Management’s teams across the country have been giving back to their local communities through races, walks and service. We are proud of what they are doing to support the local communities.
GEP South Florida & GEP Bahama‘s Senior Account Executive, Alvin Young recently volunteered in an environmental restoration project to save the gopher tortoises and their habitat at Deerfield Island Park. Because of budget issues and the park’s isolated location, Broward County has not had the funds or staff to tackle this problem. The results of Alvin and other volunteers efforts were astounding: 648 volunteer hours, 100 bags of asparagus fern, oyster plant, wandering jew, inch plant and piles and piles of Brazilian pepper, Surinam cherry, carrotwood, Australian pine and schefflera.
Other GEP South Florida & GEP Bahama‘s team members, including Carla McCombe are putting together a team that will participate in the Breast Cancer 5k that will be held this fall. A number of the staff participated this past January and decided to make it an even bigger team next year.
And as we mentioned last month, members of the GEP Washington team participated in the 2012 DC Lupus Walk. GEP employees helped raise $1,415.00 for the Lupus Foundation of America and showed their support by joining in with that thousands that walked from Freedom Plaza to the U.S. Capitol. Congratulations to Erin Kelley(Creative Services Manager at GEP Washington) for spearheading GEP Washington’s participation.
We are proud of all of our team and what they are doing to support the local communities!