PURSUING PURPOSE ONE LUNCH AT A TIME
REV empowers team members’ passion and energy to serve with volunteer time off (VTO). Through REV Cares, team members actively work with local non-profits, organizations, and associations to support causes that create exceptional outcomes each-and-every day. One of the most recent non-profits to benefit from these efforts is Meals on Wheels of Summerville with the launch of a new route powered by REV.
As part of REV’s support, Meals on Wheels of Summerville received a $3,000 donation and REV’s commitment to adopt-a-route benefiting neighbors in the Nexton/Sangaree area. VTO provides employees the opportunity to pursue their volunteer passion during the workday.
REV team members look forward to their bi-weekly routes delivering meals to individuals who are primarily homebound or have difficulty shopping and cooking for themselves.
Last Friday, the REV team was greeted by 27-year Meals on Wheels volunteer veteran, Dale St. Pierre, as they stepped up to the kitchen window to collect their meals for delivery.
“This quick, simple moment of connection between business, community and volunteerism is the undercurrent of our success as a program,” commented Crystal Bovell, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Summerville.
“During my conversation with Senior Executive, Shawn Kaup, he passionately reiterated the importance of supporting the community they serve,” added Bovell.
“Supporting local non-profits like Meals on Wheels is at the heart of REV’s strategy of Growth with Purpose. These charitable organizations provide essentials services, and we couldn’t be happier to empower our team to use their VTO to support our neighbors in the Summerville community,” said Shawn Kaup, VP of Brand and Business Intelligence at REV.
Connection to community is a mindset shared by many at REV. Collectively, in 2022, REV team members logged 3442+ hours of community service, valued at over $103,000 in economic impact.
“It is certainly through this type of leadership that small, privately funded, grass roots programs like ours find the courage to brave the challenges our community faces,” said Bovell.
Meals on Wheels of Summerville operates with five part-time employees and requires over 250 volunteers to keep the wheels rolling. Volunteers currently facilitate the deliveries Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 20 routes stretching from Dorchester Road to Givhans to Cane Bay, serving 6 meals a week.