Priority One Workers Give Back to Community
For the past three years employees at St. Petersburg, Fla-based Priority One Financial Services Inc., a division of Forest River Inc., have volunteered their time to three Tampa Bay organizations throughout the month of November.
According to a press release, a group of 15 Priority One employees volunteered at Bay Pines Veterans Hospital on Nov. 4. One group greeted and assisted/wheeled patients to their various appointments across the VA campus and the other group formulated a patient transportation plan that would be needed during a three-year construction project of a new mental health facility to be located between the main hospital and the assisted living facility.
Jason Bagwell, operations manager of Priority One commented, “It’s great to get out into the community and give back, especially to those who have served our country and put their lives on the line for each of us.”
On the following Friday, a different group of Priority One staff members volunteered at Big Cat Rescue which is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. Currently Big Cat Rescue has 14 species of cats including tigers, lions, leopards and cougars. This group helped by cleaning up the grounds.
The final volunteering activity was done at the American Cancer Society’s Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge, which is a short-term residential facility designed to offer housing and support free of charge to any cancer patient who travels to the Tampa Bay area for treatment. Priority One employees cooked and served breakfast for patients and their families staying at the lodge. After breakfast, Priority One volunteers cleaned the kitchen, organized their pantry and did small maintenance and organizational tasks.