Aravo in the Community

We are Committed to the Community

In addition to our dedicated work effort, we are also committed to contributing to causes in the communities where we work and live.

Organization: Boy Scouts of America, Troop 451
Employee: Scott Eggleston & Son
City/State: Flower Mound, TX
Participation: My son and I joined our local Boy Scout troop in order to spend time together serving our community. Assisted with the remodeling of a local church chapel, spent a week each year in rural Missouri helping re-roof buildings and building fences at a Boy Scout camp there, helped feed the homeless at Christmas in downtown Dallas, sang Christmas carols at a local retirement home, annually placed flags on soldiers’ graves at a local cemetery on Veteran’s Day to help recognize their service, helped raise money for our troop’s Eagle Scouts to help them perform their own service projects, etc.

Organization: Castro Lions Club
Employee: Moira Wilmes
City/State: San Francisco, CA
Participation: Volunteers at fundraisers, where every penny raised goes back to the community.

Organization: Gateway Green
Employee: Harrison Green-Fishback
City/State: Portland, OR
Participation: Greenspace clean up and future trail building in support of the Friends of Gateway Green work to create off road bicycle and other recreational activities in an otherwise unused area of green space.  Portland is a great town for bicycling, but has a lack of off road riding that is close enough to ride to from within the city limits.  I am an avid cyclist and hope that by volunteering I can help to create more opportunities to ride off road in Portland.

Organization: LSSA and LSFA
Employee: Jim DeVoss
City/State: Lee’s Summit, MO
Participation: Volunteer coach youth soccer and football teams for the past 6 years and/or filling in when leagues are short on coaches and are in need.

Organization: North Texas Food Bank
Employee: Allen Thompson
City/State: Dallas, TX
Participation: Served as a volunteer to prepare food for distribution to North Texas Food Bank’s 300 member agencies, which include soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, afterschool programs, and religious/faith-based groups, etc.

Organization: Painted Turtle Camp
Employee: Tim Albinson
City/State: San Francisco, CA
Participation: Serves on the Board on Directors for about five years and help with strategic advice, fundraising, and general governance. The camp plays an amazing role in the lives of the children with severe or life-threatening illnesses and families it serves. The camp was founded by Paul Newman and is one of a nation-wide network of camps called the Hole in the Wall Gang Camps.

Organization: Playland-Not-At-The-Beach
Employee: Roger Hand & Son
City/State: El Cerrito, CA
Participation: Carney! It’s a fun place where my 6-year old son can also volunteer.

Organization: Rowlett Lions Club
Employee: Steve Lones
City/State: Rowlett, TX
Participation: Donations of tickets to needy kids for a magic show/holiday program.