VME believes it is important to support the community in which we live and work. VME supports several organizations corporately and encourages employees to individually support local organizations that are important to them.
The VME SHARE (Simply Helping Area Resources Exist) policy outlines how VME will support our community and how VME will support employee efforts to support our community.
“The VME SHARE program makes it easy for me to invest in my own community through our partnership with the United Way. As a result, my eyes have been opened to the needs of children living in terrible home environments right here in East Texas. I love working at a company that gives me an easy way to have a positive impact on hurting children. Our people truly care about others – and together we’re making a difference.”
Tyler 5K Gold Run
Sept 21, 2019
Once again, we supported East Texas families struggling with childhood cancer by serving as a Silver Sponsor of the Tyler 5K Gold Run, benefiting the Gold Network of East Texas. We had a record number of our employees sign up and walk this year!
Alzheimer's Alliance Butterfly Hope Luncheon
September 26, 2019
VME was a Blue Butterfly sponsor for the Alliance this year. The Alzheimer’s Alliance services families living in Smith County, providing life changing support to persons living with dementia and their families. They offer support groups for care givers, and provide additional specialized services at little to no cost.
Blanket Drive- Children Advocacy Center of Smith County
VME was able to participate in a blanket drive that benefited the CAC of Smith County. This organization helps children who are going through the process dealing with allegations of abuse and neglect. They come to the center to receive help along with a blanket or stuffed toy for comfort. We were able to donate 71 blankets this year.
From a CAC employee: “This is one of the larger donations given this year and at the perfect time.We are seeing on average 100 children a month.Thank you for the donations! We are so grateful.”
Toys for Tots
Once again, we supported Toys for Tots by gathering toys for children ages 0-17. This year we also did some fundraising at our Family Day by having a dunk tank where employees and family members could purchase the opportunity to dunk senior members of our staff. We raised over $200 that went towards the purchase of new toys for children in East Texas. In addition our employees donated toys towards the drive. We were able to provide 320 items this year which will serve over 60 chilren in Smith County.
"Beat the Heat" Fan Drive
VME proudly partnered with The Salvation Army to help provide relief from the summer heat to people in our community. Employees donated new box fans, towels and soap in this year’s “Beat the Heat” Fan Drive.
Tyler 5K Gold Run
We supported East Texas families struggling with childhood cancer by serving as a Silver Sponsor of the Tyler 5K Gold Run, benefiting the Gold Network of East Texas. A portion of the proceeds also goes to the national fund, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, which directly supports childhood cancer research.
"Brand It Blue" Food Drive
VME employees collected 13 large bags of food as part of Express Employment’s “Brand it Blue” Food Drive and contributed to the overall collection of 4658 pounds of food to provide 3882 meals in East Texas.
Hurricane Harvey Relief
VME reached out to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey with a company donation to the Salvation Army following the devastation in parts of Texas.