Friday, December 25, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The We Care team in Greenville partnered with the Pediatric Oncology Department a Vidant Hospital to gather gifts for a boy and girl that will be cared for by that department of the Christmas holiday.
Below is a caption from Mary Harrell (wife of Dusty Harrell-Technician w PSG)
Girl: 8 year old named "Gabby" that has been recently been diagnosed with ATRT (Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor), which is an extremely rare type of brain tumor. She will begin her intense treatment after the holidays are over. As we are hoping that she has a very memorable and enjoyable holiday with her family. Below is the wish list that her mother sent to me:“….wish list consists of Disney Descendants characters. At Kohls there's Descendants collection line. Her shirt size is x-large girls 14/16. Her pants size is 14/16. At toys r us and other stores at the Decedents characters and karaoke machine. Her favorite character is Mal. But anything Descendants is her wish list.”
Boy: 2 year old named Lawson has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). His treatment will last about 38 months & he is currently into his 4th month of treatment. He has done well but has many more visits & hospitalization in front of him. He is quite the little hero. Through research & growth in medicine, ALL is a very curable childhood cancer. Below is the wish list that his mother provided:
“…As you know our little hero loves anything Thomas the Train, superhero (captain America is his favorite) and he loves books. He is working on learning his letters and colors so anything that helps with that is great too.”
It is a terrible time for these families and children during the Holidays. The parents have to stop work to be with their child and somehow make "ends meet" to provide for their families. The parents have normal jobs as you and me, and are sacrificing tremendously. Pam and I met these two brave children and their families and it is something I hope no one ever has to face.
With the help of the entire Greenville branch, I believe we succeeded in fulfilling these children's wishes. Fortunately, little Lawson will eventually live a normal life. Gabby's illness is severe and most likely she will visit Heaven and be free of her illness before the next Christmas.
General Manager HB Moore’s words capture it all…
"I was truly moved at our luncheon today to hear of how our Greenville team overflowed blessings on the families of the two children at VIDANT Children's Hospital today. It is a day they will always remember. Your kindness towards those in need makes this our finest hour. I am proud to be apart of this group of fine folks.” –HB Moore
Friday, December 11, 2015
Many thanks to the Greenville WeCare Team for coordinating and gathering contributions for the University City Kiwanis Santa Project, which, in conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain (PSG Customer) provides Christmas gifts to needy children throughout the eastern region. Very proud of our office and field group for raising $267 to help this effort.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
PSG, CMS, and the WeCare Community team in Raleigh partnered with The Salvation Army again this year to ring the bell at the red kettle located at Cary Towne Center.
Office and Field staff helped bring in the joy of the holiday season to many people and support a worthy cause. The money raised brings hope to thousands of less fortunate families, children, seniors and institutionalized individuals!
|Chauncey Ray starting us off right!|
|Dwayne Reese & Jeff Breen|
|Kevin Riley & Judy Batten|
|Mike Davis & Dannyell Mitchell|
|Mike Davis, Chester Williamson and Tonya Jenkins|
|Nick Walters and Matt Seybuck|
|Shane Corbett & Erica Edwards|
What a great way to celebrate the season!
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
A few weekends ago, PSG/CMS team members Dannyell Mitchell, Carlos Colon and Landon Lewis participated in a mentoring session for the local Girl Scouts organization. Thanks to Dannyell for the below article and Landon for the great photos.
Mentoring Workshop and Giving Back to the Community
by Dannyell Mitchell
In the morning I participated in a Speed Mentoring session with representatives from about 10 local companies including PSG, Eaton, Citrix, Fidelity, Eaton, Cisco, GNK, and John Deere.
In this morning session each company “Mentor” was assigned a table and the girls were able to go to each Mentor for a speed mentoring session.
In the space of about 5 minutes we gave brief background on ourselves, our educational and career paths, a typical “day-in-the-life” and then answered any questions they may have as it related to their career aspirations. We concluded by attempting to impart a little “wisdom” that they could take with them on their journey. The girls ranged in age from 7th and 8th grade middle schoolers to seniors in high school. It was a lot to try to impart when you are timed with a bell ringing to countdown “1 minute!” J But I think it was a great introductory experience for the girls in terms mentor/mentee interaction.
The afternoon workshop was just as awesome. Carlos Colon and Landon Lewis did an awesome job of walking the girls through the “job” process of building a room air-conditioner from supplies you can find at your local home improvement store. After introducing ourselves and giving a brief synopsis of our job experience and roles with PSG we got the girls involved by getting them to volunteer for roles of those involved in a typical project. From the initial interaction with the Client and Sales Consultant to the final QC with our commissioning agent and client turn-over. Carlos and Landon did a great job of getting the girls to think through the process and the “why” behind the various components of the system. We concluded with a great Q&A .