The summer months seem to be flying by but despite our busy schedules, WEBstaurantStore.com employees have still taken time to volunteer in our Lancaster, PA community! In June, volunteers were honored to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life to walk in support and memory of co-workers, family members, and friends that have been affected by cancer. Prior to the Relay for Life event, the WEBstaurant Warriors (our attempt at a catchy team name) worked diligently to reach our fundraising goal of $2500. It was down to the wire, but in the end our team raised $2518, just over our goal. In total, the Lancaster Relay for Life Event raised over $735,344 in the fight to end cancer!
In July, WEBstaurant Store volunteers had the unique opportunity to catch some ducks to support the Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center's festival fundraiser - no, not real ducks. We were waist deep in the Conestoga River with fishing nets in hand scooping up more than 23,000 rubber duckies after they made their journey to the finish line. With temps in the 90's, we were grateful to be in the water on such a hot day! Schreiber Pediatric provides family education and therapy programs for infants, children and adolescents with disabilities, developmental delays and acquired injuries. This year's fundraiser brought in nearly $140,000 for the center!
A "behind the scenes" look at our volunteer days in June and July:
After catching the ducks we dumped them into canoes, brought them to shore, and unloaded them into barrels for storage until next year. Quite the team effort!
Every Little Bit Helps
Take note of Nick's contribution to the duck rescuing effort vs. Steph's contribution. Don't over-exert yourself there Nick.
So Many Ducks
After only an hour of teamwork, all 23,000 ducks were safely rescued!
Duck Catching Crew
What a fine bunch of duck catchers sporting spiffy new WEBstaurantStore t-shirts.
Taking a Lap
Marcia and Meagin take their turn walking around the track. Everyone on the team signed up to walk for at least one hour during the 24-hour event.
Passing the Time
Jason shows off his frisbee skills while taking a break from walking around the track.
Luminarias lined the track in honor and memory of loved-ones affected by cancer. It was a moving sight to see so many luminarias lighting our path as we continued walking into the night.
Burning the Midnight Oil
Nick and Melissa are still in high spirits as we walked well into the wee hours of the morning!