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2011 Kindness Campaign

Our Local Union and Verizon are working together on the 2011 Kindness Campaign.  Working together, we will be assisting many families within the Tampa Bay area be able to put food on their tables.  All of our donations will be going to the Feeding America Tampa Bay, which is the nation's largest charitable domestic hunger relief organization.  The Tampa Bay chapter works with fellow food banks and various food distribution networks to feed over 400,000 people in our area.

We are asking every member to participate by bringing non-perishable food items to one of the following locations:  Tampa Main building, Tampa EAX, Westside CO, St. Pete Main, any Verizon Plus store or a work center when you come to work.  Collection bins have been placed in all of those locations. 

This is an excellent opportunity, as Union Members and employees of Verizon, to show that we care about the communities that we live in.  There will be advertisements in the newspaper that state that IBEW and Verizon are involved in this community event.  Excerpts from the print ad:

It's a powerful promise that can bring hope to the hundreds of thousands of people in the Tampa Bay area who rely on food donations from Feeding America Tampa Bay for their meals. 

Join the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 824 and employees of Verizon to give the gift of Kindness.  We can all do it.  Today!

There is also a commercial running on chanel 8 (NBC) and periodically throughout the FIOS network stating the same. (If you have not seen the commercial, you can email your Rep at the hall and they will email you a copy)