Photo Courtesy of WOW Logistics
From Left: Howard Kamerer (President & CEO, WOW Logistics), Douglas Darby (VP & Co-Founder, Rise Together), Nadine Machkovech (Program Manager, Rise Together), Anthony Alvarado (President & Co-Founder, Rise Together), Tim Lisowe (President, WOW – We Care Charity)
WOW – WE CARE CHARITY, INC. and Rise Together celebrated their partnership with a formal check presentation representing the support that WOW – WE CARE CHARITY, INC. has provided to the Rise Together organization since the start of 2017.
Rise Together is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering youth to stand up and speak out on issues such as suicide, bullying, mental illness, drugs, and alcohol.
“When we set out to look for an organization to support, we knew we didn’t want to just cut checks. We wanted to see that our support was making a difference,” said Tim Lisowe, President of WOW – WE CARE CHARITY,INC., “The impact that Rise Together is having on today’s youth is nothing short of remarkable and we are honored to be partnered with such a vital organization.”
To date, WOW – WE CARE CHARITY, INC. has helped to fund numerous school presentations and other educational programs like the Rise & Grind Recovery Podcast. Along with an in-kind donation, these combined efforts have helped educate nearly 3,000 students before the end of the 2016-2017 school year. In addition, Rise Together has conducted a total of five educational presentations to WOW Logistics employees at various locations to teach them how to approach the topic of addiction and mental health with their loved ones.
“Helping to save the lives of our community’s youth can be a priority for everyone,” said Anthony Alvarado, President & Co-founder of Rise Together, “Having WOW – WE CARE CHARITY, INC. step up to join the fight against addiction and support those with a mental illness has been lifesaving. Their passion to make a difference is what our local community needs. Together we can continue to help create a healthier and safer place for families and loved ones to live and grow up in. Our team couldn’t be more thankful for their support of our prevention efforts.”
Additionally, WOW – WE CARE CHARITY, INC. will be hosting its Second Annual Barnyard BBQ Bash fundraiser on October 6th, 2017, which will also benefit Rise Together. Follow WOW – WE CARE CHARITY, INC. on Facebook for details on how to register.
About WOW – WE CARE CHARITY, INC.
WOW – WE CARE CHARITY, INC. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works to benefit the communities where WOW Logistics Company does business. The charity provides the company and its employees a way to give back to the communities that they belong to through direct interpersonal involvement and financial support of other philanthropic organizations that reflect the core values of WOW Logistics Company.
About Rise Together
Rise Together was founded in September 2013 with the goal of eliminating the social stigma around mental health and addiction through education and awareness. Today, this cause is led by a team of dedicated professionals, all of whom have diverse backgrounds, educations, professions, and skill sets. Alongside a national advisory board, the Rise Together team works to reduce negative attitudes towards people with mental health and substance use disorders. By changing the way young people are educated in today’s culture, they are igniting change and breaking the silence around suicide, bullying, mental illness, drugs and alcohol. To learn more about Rise Together, visit www.weallrisetogether.org.