DISH Employees Volunteer around the Country for First Companywide DISH Cares Day of Service
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DISH employees from around the country recently joined together for the
inaugural ‘DISH Day of Service,' a companywide day of volunteering and
community outreach. DISH Day of Service is part of the company's
corporate citizenship program, DISH Cares, which promotes community
engagement through employee volunteerism.
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More than 1,000 volunteers took part in 100 events across 28 states,
making it the largest volunteering initiative in DISH's history. The
groups supported 80 different nonprofits and a variety of causes,
including health, education, hunger, poverty, and the environment.
"It is truly remarkable what the group from DISH was able to accomplish
in a few hours," said Justin Kruger, Executive Director of Project
Helping in Denver. "The volunteers demonstrated teamwork and enthusiasm
throughout the day, and we appreciate all of their contributions to our
Employees from all areas of the business participated in DISH Day of
Service, including technicians, call center agents, sales agents,
corporate employees, and senior executives. Together with their friends
and families, DISH employees renovated four schools, cleaned up 20 parks
and natural areas, packed and provided meals for 25 different food banks
and assisted hundreds of families supported by Ronald McDonald House and
Habitat for Humanity.
"DISH Day of Service provides a way for our employees to work together
outside the office to improve our communities," said Mike McClaskey, EVP
and Chief Human Resources Officer. "It was inspiring to see so many
employees get involved in this initiative and make a meaningful impact."
While the first DISH Day of Service officially took place on Saturday,
September 26, volunteering occurred over several weeks to accommodate
employees that serve customers on weekends. During that time, the DISH
volunteers spent thousands of hours planting trees, feeding the hungry,
building homes, caring for rescued animals, supporting at-risk youth,
assisting the elderly and giving back to their local communities.
A video recap of DISH Day of Service can be found here.
About DISH Cares
DISH Cares, the corporate citizenship program of DISH Network, is
designed to serve the communities where DISH operates. Launched in 2014,
the DISH Cares program aims to protect the environment through
sustainable business practices, promote employee engagement in the
community and provide emergency telecommunications services to aid in
disaster relief efforts.
DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides
approximately 13.932 million pay-TV subscribers, as of June 30, 2015,
with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most
choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition lineup
with more than 200 national HD channels, the most International channels
and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a
Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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Katie Emick, 303-723-1838
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