The Avionté Hope Foundation honored four individuals that were nominated as True Heroes. A true hero is someone who gives selflessly whenever they see a need, without expecting recognition or even a thank you. These heroes have donated a significant amount of time, talent and/or treasure in an effort to provide a hand up and improve the circumstances of less fortunate individuals.
Each of the heroes received a $500 donation to their favorite charity. Phil Emmerson, founder of Ten:27 Ministries will use the donation to continue outreach events in the Eagan MN area, such as sandwich making for the homeless, free oil changes, and the Ten:27 Thanksgiving basket project. Sarah Miller, who is an avid volunteer in several children’s ministries, church choir, and a local pregnancy resource center, selected Women’s Cancer Program of the Mayo Clinic. From a long list of organizations that Becky Fox is involved with, including The Link, Gillette Children’s Hospital and Three Rivers Park District, she chose Masonic Children’s Hospital of the U of M, where she volunteers by serving hot meals to families with a child in the hospital. Gretchen and Rick Peterson donated the $500 to Elk’s Welcome Home Veterans Program which helps homeless veterans move off of the street. They manage the program, apply for grants, collect supplies, and organize volunteers. These volunteers are not only an inspiration, they are True Heroes.
Each of the four heroes were nominated by an Avionté employee, who then acted as their sponsor. The sponsors researched and interviewed the volunteers, documenting their endeavors, which were shared at the event – much to the embarrassment of our humble heroes. The Avionté Hope Foundation would like to thank all of the True Heroes for their admirable contributions.
True Heroes is the brain child of Avionté Staffing Software co-founder, John Long. Long shared his vision with the Avionté Hope Foundation who executed his proposal and the first annual True Heroes event was born.
Avionté, a staffing and recruiting software company, provides innovative solutions to the staffing industry. Under the leadership of John Long, Avionté has been nationally recognized on the 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list for six consecutive years, named on both the 2016 and 2017 Minneapolis Fast 50 Award list, and identified four consecutive years as a Minnesota Best Company.
Long has recently assumed the Co-Chairman position, and proven leader and longtime software executive, Karl Florida, will drive the next stage of growth for Avionté Staffing Software.
With over a decade dedicated to the staffing and recruiting industry, Avionté offers front and back office enterprise software with a strong focus on service and retention. Avionté now provides solutions to over 500 clients and over 14,000 users. If you’d like to learn more about how Avionté can help your firm grow your candidate pool with social media, contact us today.