By: Celina Klee
Every now and then, a situation touches the heart. You want to
do everything in your power to help. Back in March, while on
his way to work, Dan Shube, Labor Finders International's Director
of Marketing heard a sad and too common report. "The news story was
about hundreds of people who have lost not only their jobs but also
their homes due to the economic downturn. Hundreds of men, women
and children ... families living in tents near the American River
in Sacramento, California. "I knew that we at Labor Finders have
the ability to help," said Dan. "So after a brain-storming session
it was agreed that we had to do more than just give a hot meal to
these people ... we would try to get them back on their feet by
offering job and career guidance."
Dan and Celina Klee, Labor Finders International's Manager of
Public Relations immediately called Pat Bergman, the Director of
Company Operations for both the Labor Finders and LF Staffing
Services franchise and Summer Barr, the Sacramento Branch Manager,
to see if this idea would fly. Well, it not only flew, it soared.
Summer got in touch with an organization in Sacramento that takes
care of the city's homeless. It was decided to hold an event at
Loaves & Fishes on April 5 (Palm Sunday). "Our plan for this
event, besides giving these people a hot meal, was to draw the
attention of local employers possibly leading to getting these
people jobs, which would make an amazing day," said Shube.
"Sacramento is my home and I truly believe in giving back to our
community. Every day my focus is getting people jobs. If we can
help these people on Palm Sunday then it makes the day that much
more special," said Summer.
April 5th was indeed special; hundreds of people arrived early
on the beautiful spring day at Loaves & Fishes to not only get
a hot meal but some sound career advice. With Labor Finders
International's donation to feed 800 homeless people, thirty-five
volunteers from Loaves & Fishes prepared and served the food.
Hundreds filled out job applications; many had their resumes and
college degrees in hand and waited patiently to speak with Pat and
Summer, along with their fellow staff members, for some sound
career guidance. Yes, it was a very special
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