Volunteer service to the community is important to Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI). As part of the Blue Angel Community Outreach program, our employees are encouraged to reach out and embrace the Rhode Island community through a variety of service activities. I am proud to report that in 2007, nearly 47% of all our 1100 employees provided volunteer service to the Rhode Island community.
As part of our ongoing efforts to recognize the steadfast and dedicated efforts of our BlueAngel employee volunteers, we hold a quarterly drawing among all employees that log volunteer hours in our volunteer service tracking tool. This quarter, 146 were included in the drawing to win $250.00 to give to the Rhode Island based, nonprofit organization of their choice.
Melissa Ricard, BCBSRI employee and Blue Angel volunteer, was one of five winners this quarter and she has selected your organization as the recipient of the $250.00 Dollars for Doers Award. We hope this award will demonstrate BCBSRI's support for your organization as well as our appreciation to Melissa Ricard for giving of her time to support our community. In the coming weeks, you will receive a check in the amount of $250.00 from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Community Health Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.
I wish you and your organization much success.
Carolyn E. Belisle
Community Relations, CSR & Diversity