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Making A Difference Beyond Safety...

Julie Copeland

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I usually reserve this space to share information of value about safety.  However, today’sMaking a difference in the lives we touch... message is not about safety specifically, but it is about making a difference in the lives of those we touch.

There is so much pain and hatred and distrust in the world today.  It is difficult to watch the news these days.  As a parent, I worry about the images and messages that dominate the headlines. How are these events shaping impressionable young minds?

A colleague shared a video the other day that was recently aired on CBS Evening News.  The video reminds us of the goodness in people.  It focuses on one man’s unselfish generosity spread out through law enforcement to those who need it most.

Please take a couple of minutes to watch this video. Share it with those who will appreciate the importance of giving and making a difference in the lives of others.  Share it with those who need this message in these especially challenging times.

The video link is: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153003404704073

Speaking of giving, a business colleague recently set a goal of doing an intentional act of kindness every day to strangers for a full year.  He chronicled his goal and experiences, and shared stories on social media about the reactions he received.  Over the course of a year, he gave away money, flowers, picked up dinner tabs, visited strangers in hospitals, shoveled driveways, and dozens of other acts of kindness where he went out of his way to help people he did not know.

Many people were hesitant to accept his kindness. Some wanted to know what the catch was… why he was helping them.  A few became choked up and cried because they were touched by the simple act of a stranger who was helping them.

Learn more about this year-round commitment to kindness by clicking in the following link: https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIQY6o5UnFQAKuv7w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTBzOGgyNGpnBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDMTU-?p=David+Freeman+Random+Acts+of+Kindness&vid=5e576f1a58694287e5d178342edc7420&l=3%3A59&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts4.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DVN.607999818539598951%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D4dcGWHE2uhw&tit=Being+Kind&c=14&sigr=11a2glbjl&sigt=10a58056u&age=0&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Av%2Cm%3Asa&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&tt=b

As the leader of a growing safety company, I'm proud to share that our organization impacts many lives in a positive way.  Through our expertise and our passion, we make workers safe every day. That is one way that Arbill gives back.

We also believe that we have an obligation to give back to the community and are committed to helping others. We would not be honoring our mission to bring workers home safe every day if we did not provide extra assistance to those who truly need it. Workplace safety shouldn’t be limited to the organizations that can afford the superior safety services and products we offer.

Arbill’s Give Back program takes a philanthropic approach to ensuring workplace safety. Arbill makes a donation of safety equipment -- on the behalf of each organization that partners with us -- to a group that needs assistance. This includes beneficiaries such as Feed the Children, the Philadelphia Fire Department and Goodwill.

In addition to donating safety equipment on behalf of partnering organizations, Arbill gives up to 10% of its profits to charitable organizations -- these donations are also in the form of safety products like gloves, hardhats and raincoats. We are not thoughtlessly throwing money at these organizations and calling it ‘charity.’ We are providing safety-related items which they may not be able to purchase themselves. Items that help make them safe. That’s our mission, and our passion.

I hope your heart is filled with the spirit of giving throughout the holiday season… and always!

Have a safe day!

Topics: safety, Arbill, safety training, workplace safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Give Back program, safer everyday

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