Priority One employees volunteer in 4th annual “Give Thanks” program

Priority One Financial Services
December 19, 2012
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Press Release

St. Petersburg, Florida, December 19, 2012 – For the past four years employees at Priority One Financial Services, the recreational industry’s oldest and largest F&I outsourcing provider, have volunteered their time to Tampa Bay organizations throughout the month of November.

On November 2, 2012, a group of Priority One employees volunteered at Homeless Emergency Protection (HEP). The group prepared and served a lunch to approximately 100 residents. Staci Burton of Priority One said, “When doing this charity work, it’s a win-win situation. It puts life into perspective that on even the worst of days, it could be a lot worse and there’s so much in life for us to be grateful for, day in and out.” For more information, please check out the website at www.ethep.org.

On the following Friday, a different group of Priority One staff members volunteered at Suncoast Animal League, a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue agency that takes in abandoned, abused, homeless and unwanted animals, to help set up for the organization’s 5th annual Dogtoberfest by preparing for the event. The employees marked off approximately 100 vendor spaces, filled goody bags and folded programs for the event. Dogtoberfest is a free event that includes a doggie costume contest, pet talent contest, a crowning of the King and Queen dog and a blessing of the animals plus people can adopt dogs. Jessica Haengel of Priority One commented, “It was a great feeling to know we would be helping in an event that would find so many dogs much needed homes.” For additional information, please go to www.dogtoberfest.info.

The third group helped with the opening day of UPARC’s Annual Festival of Trees. Volunteers priced and sold decorated holiday trees and wreathes, set up tables and chairs for the organization’s annual dinner and worked booth spaces. UPARC is a non-profit organization that secures financial support, community awareness and community involvement for developmentally disabled. For more information on this organization, visit www.uparcfoundation.org.

Last but not least, Priority One employees helped with various home improvement projects including: painting, hanging cabinets and cleaning to restore a home for a family in need at Habitat for Humanity. Rebecca Vogel, of Priority One, couldn’t think of a better way to give back during the holiday season than to volunteer some time to help finish a house that a family in need will be calling home this Christmas. More information, on this organization, can be found at www.habitatpinellas.org.

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