Appreciation Financial’s annual national sales convention just took place in Las Vegas and a school makeover was the first event on the agenda. To solidify the company’s value of showing appreciation and giving back to the community, Appreciation Financial’s Ambassador program surprised over 80 unknowing agents at noon on Sunday, January 4 with the arrival of a charted bus in front of the Mandalay Bay Resort where they were told only that they were going to board and be taken on a ride to participate in something great.
Once aboard, the convention planning team passed out t-shirts and revealed that they were traveling to Fay Herron Elementary School in North Las Vegas to give the school grounds a much needed and long overdue campus make-over. They were briefed on the history of deserving Fey Herron Elementary School and were informed they were going to spend the day giving back to the community of Las Vegas.
When the bus arrived 25 minutes later, CCSD Trustee-Elect Kevin Child welcomed Appreciation’s Leadership, national sales force, and staff who were then equipped with power washers, paint, brushes, lumber, and other supplies.
This massive revved up crew rolled up their sleeves, split into groups, scattered throughout the campus, and for the entire afternoon worked various projects from cleaning floor surfaces, building benches, painting hopscotch on the playground pavement, and beautifying school walls with artistic paint patterns along the main entry hall and classroom wings.
Now, the Fay Herron student body will enjoy an updated and beautiful campus to return to after the winter break. Terry Kennedy, Appreciation Financial’s CEO, reflected on the entire experience in a blog post saying “I couldn’t be more proud of everyone at Appreciation Financial who worked so hard alongside me to make a positive difference in these children’s lives. I hope each volunteer will go back to their community and recreate this effort.”
Watch the story from Fox 5 Las Vegas above or on their site at http://www.fox5vegas.com/clip/11004327/school-gets-makeover-thanks-to-volunteers.