Each year, thousands of CitiMortgage employees across the globe head out into their communities to help those in need. One of the largest annual events is called Deliver
Below is a brief account of the event from CitiMortgage employee Susie Shatzsall.
What an incredible day! This was my second year participating on the planning committee, though I have been involved in Deliver Dallas as a driver and in other capacities since it started in 1999. Each year I witness the true giving spirit of my Citi co-workers who come together for a day of hard work and fun, while bringing smiles to the clients they serve that day, which is what keeps me coming back year after year!
The day started with a 6 a.m. setup and the delivery of hundreds of meal-packed coolers and route maps. As the volunteer drivers and their teams lined their cars up in anticipation of the official waving of the flag to set them on their way, they reacquainted with co-workers and danced to the energetic music of the DJ. I couldn't believe how much fun they were having so early in the morning! We also had a number of people on hand to thank the volunteers for all their hard work and then they were off!
As the drivers spent the afternoon delivering meals, I stayed back with other volunteers to prepare for the return of the teams and the coordination of the coolers back to the VNA. As the volunteers returned from their deliveries, their smiles were bigger then ever and they too were thankful for the opportunity to make an impact on their community.
I am fortunate to have a great job with Citi (and actually just celebrated my 20th anniversary) and it's important to me that I give back - the Deliver Dallas event is a perfect opportunity for me to make a difference.
Susie Shatzsall hard at work for Deliver Dallas on June 9.
Cars and volunteers fill the Citi Irving campus parking lot before heading out into the community to deliver more than 1800 meals to home-bound Dallas County citizens.