Thursday, November 12, 2015

"Light the Night" and WSR Giving Back

Charity and finding ways of giving back have always been a part of Nathan and Lynn Weldon's upbringing. As big believers in helping out in the community, they wanted to use work life as a way of contributing to an organisation they both believed in.

Before starting WSR, Nathan and Lynn helped out with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Light the Night" events in the Rochester and Buffalo, New York alongside Wilson Farms, a local convenience store chain. Wilson Farms provided the coffee and some volunteers, while Nathan and Lynn provided the machines and brewed all the coffee on site.

This participation started 10 years ago. Just 5 years ago, when Nathan and Lynn started Weldon Service and Repair, they committed further by being a Gold Sponsor and donating money weekly throughout the year as well. (A good option for small businesses who want to give back to charity!)

Through the past ten years of helping out with "Light the Night", we've gotten to know the Central New York LLS staff - a group of just four employees! They do an amazing job each year and their division's return to the cause is one of the highest in the country. We're so proud to participate alongside such an amazing bunch.

We've found ourselves looking forward to both the Rochester and the Buffalo event every year and working side by side with the same volunteers at our table.

Nathan and Lynn have long held the opinion that when you can give back, you should. Community growth and charity are important to our company. The pictures posted here are from this past September's Buffalo walk. Take a look and we hope to see you out there next year. If you do walk, make sure to come by for a cup of coffee at our table and say hello!

One of the walk's cutest participants.

Lanterns are lit to help light the walk around the park. 
A sight to behold!

--WSR Lindsay