I'm totally posting this under Family Friday because if you think about it, depending on your job, sometimes you spend more time with the people you work with than your own family at home. I am always so excited when I have the opportunity to work with people I would gladly call family. Right now I feel I have the best team ever and am proud to work next to them on a daily basis.
|I love my team!!! Alison and Amy are the BEST!|
|Brian and Angel of FM 100 were wonderful to work with.|
Salt Lake TribuneI can say in some ways this year was easier and in others it was harder. We continue to expand our work which means more schools and projects to manage but we're continuously working on ways to make our processes better and more efficient for everyone involved.
Good4Utah - Stuff the Bus
Good4Utah - Day of Caring
|I loved being a part of the mural project with American Express and Granger Elementary|
I felt the day went really well and I can't wait to see pictures of the projects I couldn't get to. The highlight of my day was hearing some of the stories from students at Kearns High as well as the Kearns High botany teacher when he said this might be the best day in his entire teaching career. WOW! When he said that I was completely speechless. To know something you played a small part in facilitating was that impactful for someone seems like such a rare opportunity and I feel blessed to have been a part of that great work.
|Before: Kearns High community garden space - weeds, concrete, rebar, and other yucky things.|
|In Progress: framing garden beds, adding drip irrigation, and completely cleaned out!|
|Amazing volunteers from GE helping build these incredible tables for the inside of the greenhouse.|
If you still can't get enough of this amazing goodness check out our pics and video on Facebook and Instagram. You can also search under the hash tags #doc2014, #liveunited, and #volunteer or @uwsl.
P.S. if you need an amazing muralist you must check out Aniko Doman. I've worked with her for years both in Las Vegas and here in Utah and she is amazing. She can provide a mural project like ours for volunteers to complete or she can work the entire process herself from start to finish.
I also had the privilege of working with Greenside Landscaping and Lowe's. I have to say Brian at the West Valley location at the Pro Desk is tops! He can help you with all your project needs and is very knowledgeable. Kelly in the paint department at the Murray location is great to work with too, as are the guys at the Pro Desk there too. I know retail can be brutal so when I find people who are reliable and provide solid customer service I am all about giving them a little shout out. Greenside Landscaping even helped me get 3 trees within a 18 hour time frame when I realized I hadn't ordered all that I needed. Now that's good customer service.