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March 17, 2022
REV awards employee-guided REVolutionizing Communities grants to local non-profits, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area and Volunteer Ascension
Employees across REV’s South Louisiana markets vote to award philanthropic support to local community organizations
Gonzales, La. – REV/REV Business is proud to announce that Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area and Volunteer Ascension have both been selected as winners of the company’s newly-launched REVolutionizing Communities grants program and will each receive $4,000.
The awarding of these philanthropic dollars is the culmination of a recent employee engagement campaign where REV teammates from all departments were given a week to vote on a slate of local non-profits making a difference in their respective communities. Generating an even split as the top two vote-getters, the decision was made to award grants to Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area and Volunteer Ascension.
“Alzheimer’s Services and Charlie’s Place are grateful to the REV employees for their generous contribution and understanding the need for services for the Alzheimer’s affected individuals and their caregivers,” said Barbara Auten, executive director of Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area. “Ascension Parish people are extremely supportive of Charlie’s Place in Gonzales and we are proud to serve in the community there.”
“We are so pleased to have been awarded the very first REVolutionizing Communities Grant from REV,” said Sherry Denig, executive director of Volunteer Ascension. “When I was told that we were chosen by a vote of the local REV employees, it was all the sweeter – thank you to the REV family for investing in our mission.”
“It’s a real honor to support these two organizations who have made such a meaningful and enduring impact to our community,” said Josh Descant, CEO of REV/REV Business. “And we’re very proud to empower our local employees to use their voices and votes to guide this level of our community giving.”
Voting by employees in each of the provider’s three current markets – Bayou Region (Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish and Grand Isle), River Region (St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes) and the Capital Region (Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville and Livingston parishes) – concluded over the weekend.
Additionally, employees residing in the company’s Shreveport/Bossier market – where the company’s data center, VENYU, has a presence in addition to a Baton Rouge-based facility – also had the chance to vote on a selection of local non-profits.
The winner for the River Region – Child Advocacy Services – was announced earlier this week. Winners from REV’s other markets will be announced later this week.
Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area is a local non-profit organization serving the Greater Baton Rouge area by providing education and support programs to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. For more information about Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, please visit: www.alzbr.org.
Volunteer Ascension is dedicated to the recruitment and training of volunteers to provide a network of assistance to the less fortunate throughout the Ascension Parish community. The organization offers assistance to children, the elderly, those with disabilities and those within the community who find themselves in a time of need. To learn more about Volunteer Ascension, visit: www.volunteerascension.org.
For more information about REV/REV Business and the provider’s new brand and continued commitment to localism, please visit www.letsrev.com – New Name. Same Company.
About REV/REV Business
Established in 2020 and rebranded in 2022, REV is the combined parent company of RTC, EATEL, EATEL Business, and Vision Communications. The combined company serves as Louisiana’s largest telecommunications network with over 2,790 miles of fiber and nearly 400 employees serving more than 60,000 customers. In addition, the company also operates VENYU, a premier provider of cloud hosting, data center and data protection services. VENYU operates a network that spans coast to coast with data centers and partners in Louisiana and across the country.