Lake management firm names Delaware man as top volunteer

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SOLitude Lake Management, announced that 2015 was a record year of volunteering and community outreach activities, donations and partnering with key organizations who share in their mission.

The company recorded 1,453 hours of volunteering, which exceeded the 2015 goal by 21 percent and was an increase of 38 percent over 2014’s volunteering totals.

In addition, the company donated $38,825 in cash and goods, supported more than 7,600 under-resourced families, participated in trash and environmental clean ups which collected 37,137 pounds of trash, recycled 13,030 plastic containers and an additional 524 cubic yards of cardboard, plastics and paper, and helped 291 dogs and cats find their forever homes.

Throughout the year, continuing the tradition of supporting organizations that have similar core values for improving the world for those in need and tending to our waterways and the environment, The SOLution program touched many organizations throughout the United States.

The SOLitude team improved a recreational lake at a camp for disabled children, donated to Combat Wounded Coalition to help enhance clothing modifications for wounded veterans, extended a hand at clean up events for various watershed improvement groups, taught youth about fishing and ecology at various outdoor events, sorted and organized food for several local Food Banks and planted 200 new trees through the National Forest Foundation.

Also as part of The SOLution program, SOLitude named J.Wesley Allen as the volunteer of the 4th quarter of 2015.  Wes exemplified the values of The SOLution during his 47 hours of volunteering during the year and he exceeded his personal goal of quarterly volunteering at his local Food Bank.

He  continues to participate in environmentally-focused volunteering events to improve the waterways and shorelines in his home state of Delaware and has motivated the team to join him on every occasion. From preparing the DuPont Nature Center for its grand opening, to cleaning the Brandywine River, to planting Cape American Beach grass at Delaware Seashore state park, to removing invasive Wineberry weeds, he has embraced the company culture while focusing his efforts on the environment and a love for the outdoors.

The SOLution is a company-wide program that encourages the company and all employees to strive to “create a better world” through volunteerism, community outreach, sustainability and environmental consciousness.  SOLitude’s company leadership feels it is important to not only be good stewards of the environment, but also to fulfill company core values to “take action and be accountable” and to “protect and respect nature.”  To participate or share a non-profit’s goals for consideration in The SOLution, contact Tracy Fleming at tfleming@solitudelake.com.

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