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Neosource, Inc. strongly supports the local community and is pleased the following agencies provide us the opportunity to give back to a community that has given so much to us. We encourage supporting these agencies that so strongly impact our society by improving the life for all of us.
 

2012 United Way Day of Caring
September 7, 2012

High humidity – yes! Hot – yes, yes! Big jobs – yes! Great work crews – yes!!

In 2011, we anticipated needing a larger project for 2012 due to our growth and additional numbers. We certainly met our expectations!! Two similar, but separate Day of Caring projects, enabled our 20 great employees to help repair the homes of two local senior citizen families. Life Senior Services is an agency with the United Way, and Neosource had the privilege of assisting these families. Life Senior Services, www.LIFEseniorservices.org, is committed to providing the information and resources helping seniors remain independent and surrounded by the comforts of home.

For 2012, Neosource again closed its doors and sent all its employees to replace and repair the soffits and fascia boards on two homes. Much of the material was cut, primed and painted prior to the actual Day of Caring at Neosource enabling an incredible amount of repairs to be performed on September 7th. Materials included 22 sheets of 4x8’s, 432’ of 1x6 rough cedar, 240’ of 1x2 rough cedar, 252’ of cove molding, 84’ of treated 2x4’s, 16 gallons of primer and paint and a lot of caulking.

Prior to the Day of Caring, several employees visited both homes in preparation for the larger crews September 7th. They tore down old material and provided wasp control (7 wasp cans- they just kept coming and coming!!). For the Day of Caring, our crews had a challenging time removing all the old wood, repairing damaged or replacing rotten supporting wood and installing new soffits, fascia and drip rail. An unplanned problematic ramp was discovered having several warped areas that created a trip hazard. One of our great crew suggested flipping the plywood over for a flat smooth surface, and that idea did the trick!! Another asked how much primer & paint we had left, so the ramp was primed and painted. Such great observations and compassion! By the end of the day with the heat and humidity, our crew was truly ready to call it a day and headed home for a well deserved rest. A final clean up at both locations and all the debris was gone.

One final note – all the work performed was at the highest standard with high quality materials. Our guys/gals repaired these homes as if they were theirs with the best workmanship. They can be proud of their excellent workmanship and their great efforts are recognized here.

Tapping on the window at one house saying a hello to one of the seniors and asking how she was gave the response “I woke up to another great day”. Who can ask for a better attitude than that! Such a great example for all of us.

It continues to be a privilege and an emotional inspiration to help our Tulsa area community. Neosource is pleased for the opportunity to give back to a community that has provided so much to us. Borrowing from another’s quote, “We’re made strong for just a short time in order to help others.”

Neosource especially recognizes the anniversary of September 11, 2001 and encourages all of us to use our many blessings, skills and gifts to support our community.
 

 

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