Summer isn’t just about leisurely trips to the beach or dining out on the patio. It’s about community involvement too. Raymond James colleagues across Canada were involved in a variety of charitable and community support works for their communities.
On May 23rd, Calgary colleagues from the IFS - Hurdman office were privileged to serve lunch at the Calgary Drop-in and Rehab Centre. The lunch was sponsored by the Hurdman Branch and Raymond James. During the visit, they learned that many of the drop-in centre's clients are working full time, but uare nable to afford both rent and meals.
Back left to right: Nathan Johnson, Karl Anvik, Fred Hurdman, Shamez Kassam, Jeff Ady
Front left to right: Cheryl Kopeck, Kathy Hurdman, Lorri McMechan, Kelly Swanson, Alanna Meyer
"We highly value giving back to the community and are proud to work for a firm which strongly supports such activities," said Lorri McMechan, Branch Administrator.
On May 13th and 14th, two Edmonton teams volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House. Families from all over Edmonton stay at the House to be near the hospital with their sick child. The volunteers provided the ingredients and cooked the meals so that the families would have one less thing to worry about.
Back left to right: Peter VanderVelde and Glen Hansen
Front left to right: Alain Berube, Robyn Drummond, Shauna Garth, Colin Murdison, Joan McMillan, Ken Stratton
Colleagues in Saskatoon also volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House on May 13th! "One couple came up to us and said that it was so special they felt like they were on a date. We felt very blessed to be able to give this gift," said Tammie Cardwell, Financial Advisor Assistant. The volunteers planned the meal, shopped for the ingredients, prepped and cooked, as well as cleaned up after it was all over.