The Access Bellingham Office Donation Supports Ending Veteran Isolation Through Sustainable Agriculture
Bellingham, WA — Dec. 2018 — Access Corp – the largest privately-held records and information management (RIM) services provider worldwide – today announced that its Bellingham, WA office donated $2,500 to Growing Veterans. This Bellingham community non-profit is focused on reducing veteran suicide through work on its farm to combat isolation.
When the Access team in Bellingham won $2,500 in a company-wide video creation contest, they unanimously decided to donate their winnings to the Growing Veterans Organization –an organization they have supported in the past by volunteering on-site and with donations through an incentive program with clients. For the last several years, between Memorial Day and Independence Day, for every records storage box an Access Bellingham customer added to its inventory, Access donated 4% of the cost to Growing Veterans.
“As one of the smallest branches at Access, winning this contest provided an opportunity to give to this great cause in a way we could hardly achieve on our own,” said Diana Roley, Access Market Leader, Bellingham.” We truly believe in the mission and vision of the organization, and value the positive impact it has had on the Bellingham community, supporting veterans through its work with bees and agriculture.”
Growing Veterans plans to use the donation to expand its bee program by purchasing more bees from a local Vietnam Veteran and more bee suits so it can facilitate additional group sessions by the beehives throughout the summer months.
Since opening its doors in 2015, Growing Veterans has been using its farm as a catalyst for human connection and veteran reintegration. Believing the root cause of many issues facing veterans today is social isolation, Growing Veterans uses its farm as a platform, providing a space where veterans can work together, support each other, and engage with the broader community to have a full and successful transition home.
“As a company, we are committed to supporting our local communities and giving back,” said Rob Alston, CEO of Access. “This wonderful donation and support that our Bellingham office has provided to Growing Veterans makes us all incredibly proud.”
The Access Bellingham office provides professional records storage, document management services, file storage and file management archives, media storage, vital records storage, offsite vault storage, secure document destruction, and document shredding as well as document imaging and electronic content management as part of a comprehensive suite of records and information management solutions. Learn more at https://www.accesscorp.com/location/bellingham/ or call the office at (360) 676-4162.
Access is the largest privately-held records and information management (RIM) services provider worldwide, with operations across the United States, Canada, Central and South America. Access enables clients to better manage their information, control their risks and transform their businesses. Access’ comprehensive suite of information governance services includes records storage and information management in hard copy and digital formats, cloud-based document management solutions, data protection, secure destruction, scanning and digital document conversion, and data breach reporting services. The business services that Access provides allow clients to focus on growth while reducing the costs and risks associated with information management, retention, accessibility, and final disposition. For more information on Access, please visit AccessCorp.com.