After hours last Thursday, Immersion Active employees traded in their laptops for ladles as they joined colleagues at New North to serve meals at the Frederick Community Action Agency’s Soup Kitchen. The program provides daily hot, nutritious dinners to anyone in need, and is heavily reliant on volunteers to carry out this mission.
“By volunteering in this way, we’re able to connect with our community and give back,” said Immersion Active President Joe Ford. “When the opportunity came up, everyone embraced it. It’s an example of how our core values shine through in all that we do – on and off the clock.”
The program serves homeless and low-income citizens, including senior citizens and children. During the evening, the team served up main dishes and sides to approximately 100 community members.
“At Immersion Active, we encourage growth in ourselves and others, and providing opportunities like this helps foster this value while strengthening our community,” said Ford.
At the end of the evening, the team turned in their dishtowels. But when they returned to their desks the next day, they had a renewed understanding of the humanitarian needs within the community. And what they can do to help.