31 May 2022

I Make A Difference Day 2022

Diversified had the opportunity to participate in IMA’s I Make a Difference Day. Associates from all over the country participated in service projects to help their community. In Salt Lake City, Diversified associates gathered to help the American Red Cross. They spent their morning handing out and installing new smoke alarms in the Rose Park neighborhood.

According to the American Red Cross, home fires claim seven lives every day, but having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half. The American Red Cross is rallying volunteers to install 50,000 free smoke alarms nationwide, as part of their Sound the Alarm events. If you would like to volunteer, you can go here.

One of Diversified’s fully remote employees, Deborah Walling, used the opportunity to do a service project with her son at home. Here is what she had to say about volunteering on IMADD:

“I am thankful for IMA’s inclusion of remote Diversified employees in this year’s I Make A Difference Day service projects. While assembling kits for Clean The World Foundation, my son and I also created an eBird checklist. We recorded 11 species of dinosaurs (a.k.a. “birds”) as we made 50 kits over the course of 47 minutes…1,961 miles from the Salt Lake City office! My home team helper especially enjoyed decorating positive message cards for the kits. It is difficult for a five-year-old who has never lacked such basic things to imagine life without soap, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. (Even as an adult, it is difficult for me to understand and heartbreaking to try.) The opportunity to share this experience at home with my family was a gift that enriched our lives. Beyond health and hygiene, I hope our cheerful kits will give others a sense of hope and pride and a new chance to reveal their potential. After all, it was not long ago that people thought dinosaurs were extinct, but that wasn’t the whole story. As it turns out, some of them learned to fly.”