Tampa, FL, November 22, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- RedVector, Inc., leading provider of online continuing education, is again giving back to the community by supporting a number of charity organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area. Habitat for Humanity, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and Metropolitan Ministries will all benefit from the efforts of RedVector and its employees.
“Support for the community is one of the cornerstones of our beliefs at RedVector,” says Tom Wallace, CEO, “in the same way that building a great company is a never-ending quest to get a little better every day, building a great community is also a never ending quest for improvement. My hope is that RedVector will be able to assist our community in this quest.”
RedVector is working to improve the community in a number of ways. Throughout the month of December, RedVector will donate $3 from every sale to Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization seeking to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness. Customers will have the opportunity to match each donation. This is the third year the company has held the fundraiser, with RedVector raising $10,000 in 2007. In addition, employees participate in a group build each year, helping to construct homes for needy families.
RedVector is also an avid supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, a charitable youth development organization. Each year the non-profit organization hosts a dinner to honor the children who make up the clubs, and RedVector supported this effort by serving as a Bronze sponsor for the 27th Annual Steak Dinner on November 12th, 2008. RedVector employees are also able to contribute to the cause by paying $5 to wear shorts in the office on Fridays. All proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay where CEO Tom Wallace has served on the Board of Directors for over ten years.
In an attempt to help needy families during the holidays, RedVector will host a food drive beginning November 1st and a toy drive beginning December 1st. Donations from the drives will go to Metropolitan Ministries, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless.
To support the fight against breast cancer, RedVector employees formed a fundraising team and participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in St. Petersburg, Florida. This year’s event was particularly meaningful as RedVector employee Kelly Conlon fought her own battle with the disease. Employees showed their support by making personal donations to the Susan G. Komen foundation in her name and by participating in the 5k walk and 10k race on October 4th. Team members tracked their recruitment and fundraising goals on a team site and raised $530.00 for the cause.
“I could not have asked for a more supportive work, proactive work environment during my time of need,” says Conlon, “RedVector allowed me to work through and around my treatments. Knowing that I was needed and being able to focus on as many non-illness related areas of my life as possible was critical to the healing process for me.”
RedVector sets the standard for excellence and innovation in online education for the engineering, architectural, interior design, construction, land surveying, building inspection and landscape architecture industries. Its course library boasts over 1,000 online courses authored by more than 100 subject matter experts, with over 41,000 architects, engineers and contractors choosing to bolster their knowledge by taking RedVector courses. RedVector is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For further information call 1-866-546-1212 or visit www.redvector.com.