Good morning team –
This week brought total devastation to one of our OneDigital communities – Houston. We have forty-three employees who live and work in the area. Many were evacuated and several have had flooding in their homes, but everyone is safe, which is most important. I’ve been so pleased to see the outpouring of love and support from our entire OneDigital family to our team in Houston. If you’d like to leave a post for them or see an update, visit our DISH page.
Winston Churchill said, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." We have so many exciting things happening here at OneDigital as we prepare to enter our busiest time of the year. It can be easy to be consumed by the busyness of life and work right now but I’d like for you to remember to Be a Volunteer and consider that there are so many in our communities who are less fortunate than us. What happened in Houston is just one of many things that keeps everything in perspective for me.
This past Saturday was the 9th Annual Digital Dash. I love this tradition of our Atlanta team coming together to support our community. And I’m thrilled that two of our other offices, Hartford and Needham, also started their own DASH traditions in their local markets. One of the kids we supported, Lily, was incredibly inspiring to all of us. She is 11 years old and was born with Apert's Syndrome, causing distortions in her head and face along with webbed hands and toes. She not only completed the 5k but also placed in her age group! As you can see in this picture, her smile is a great reminder of why we do this.
One of our core principles of the OneDigital Way is: Invest time, respect and care for your co-workers, customers and community. I can’t think of a better time to highlight this. I’m so proud of the work you all do to help others. We’ll continue to keep you informed about how to volunteer and donate to our family and community in Houston. I know that you will also do the same in your own communities.
"No one can do everything but everyone can do something."