Qualifacts’ core values of Compassion and Collaboration were in action this past week as over 70 of our team members volunteered at four local Nashville organizations. Qualifacts’ company-sponsored Volunteer Day on June 13, 2019, benefited the Second Harvest Food Bank, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, and Renewal House addiction treatment center.
“Qualifacts is a mission-driven, values-based company at our core. It is no surprise that our team showed up in force to help these four fantastic Nashville organizations. This year’s Volunteer Day is just one example of how we strive to make a positive impact on our customers and our community. I see our team members making a difference at events like this and every day throughout our normal course of business. It’s what truly makes Qualifacts a great place to work,” said Michelle Endres, Senior Director of Human Resources at Qualifacts.
By volunteering, team members made a difference in the Nashville community in big and small ways:
- Volunteers at the Second Harvest Food Bank sorted 11,319 pounds of food, or an equivalent of 9,433 meals.
- The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network team stuffed thousands of suicide information packets that will be sent to local schools, community centers and businesses.
- The Habitat for Humanity Re-Store was cleaned and restocked. The work accomplished in one day would have normally taken the staff there over a month to complete.
- The Renewal House team landscaped, weeded, repaired fences and painted, leaving the campus fresher and brighter for all who visit and receive services.
Qualifacts’ team members really enjoyed contributing to the company-sponsored day of service:
Bobby Austin, Technical Writer at Qualifacts, helped out at the Second Harvest Food Bank. He reflected on his experience, “Second Harvest Food Bank was a well-oiled machine from the minute we walked in the door. After a brief orientation and some training, we were on the floor working in a pseudo assembly line, with different groups inspecting, sorting, moving, and packaging food. At such a fast pace, the time flew by. I appreciated that they also took the time to talk to us a little about food insecurity in our community. It was humbling to learn that 1 in 8 Middle Tennesseans lack a consistent and reliable source of food, and that rate is closer to 1 in 6 for children. Those statistics really helped to underscore the importance of the work we were doing — not to mention the incredible impact a handful of volunteers can make given a few hours.”
Maureen Lambert, Qualifacts’ Accounts Receivable Specialist, who volunteered at Nashville’s Renewal House, a residential addiction recovery program for women and children, said, “It was all very well-organized. Renewal House had a list of what they needed done and they split us up into groups. We did the chores that needed to be done in one area and then moved on to the next area. They were so grateful for everything we did … It made me realize how much I take the little things for granted and how glad I was to be able to give back.”
Qualifacts continues to evolve and grow as a company. As we do so, it’s important to us not just to talk about our core values, but truly live them. Activities such as last week’s volunteer day are a way to exercise our values while also cultivating meaningful connections with our local community.
To learn more about volunteering at these worthwhile Nashville organizations, see the links below.
- Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
- Volunteer at the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
- Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
- Volunteer at Renewal House
To find out more about opportunities to join the Qualifacts team, check our careers page.