Riverbed REACH OUT Volunteer Week Benefits Over 30 Global Charities With More Than 2,000 Hours of Community Service
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 13, 2018--Riverbed®, The Digital Performance Company™, today announced that during the week of November 12, more than 700 employee volunteers will provide more than 2,000 hours of community service at 30 local charitable organizations in 21 of the Company’s largest global locations. The annual Riverbed REACH OUT (Riverbed Employees Assisting Community and Helping Out) Week will help out nonprofit organizations focused on anti-poverty efforts, natural disaster relief, disadvantaged youth, community development, and education.
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Riverbed employees at San Francisco HQ gather to kick off REACH OUT volunteer week that benefits over 30 global charities with more than 2,000 hours of community service. (Photo: Business Wire)
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Riverbed REACH OUT Week celebrates its third year. It began after a successful pilot program in 2016 at Riverbed’s headquarters in San Francisco where more than 200 employees volunteered at five local charities, and in 2017 more than 600 Riverbed employees performed 1,500 hours of community service at 30 local charitable organizations in 15 of the Company’s largest global locations. This year’s global expansion will increase the amount of community service by more than 30 percent provided by employees during Riverbed REACH OUT Week, and compliments company volunteer and fundraising efforts that take place at Riverbed throughout the year. Projects in 2018 range from cleaning and decorating homeless shelters, helping to build or paint homes, sorting food at local food banks or for holiday care packages, tutoring children and assisting at soup kitchens.
“Community service and sustainability programs that make a positive impact in the world on a global and local level are deeply rooted in Riverbed’s DNA and our company purpose,” said Paul Mountford, CEO of Riverbed. “It is with great pride that we enter our third year of our week-long community service effort known as Riverbed REACH OUT, as we strive to make a meaningful difference by supporting charitable organizations that help people in need and those underserved in our communities.”
“With the holidays approaching, we need all the help we can get to deliver nutritious food to our neighbors in need. It’s comforting to know that we’ll once again have our friends from Riverbed assisting us in the warehouse as part of their REACH OUT week,” said Paul Ash, Executive Director at San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. “Our long-standing partnership with Riverbed has made a world of a difference for the people we serve, and for that we are grateful.”
As part of REACH OUT Week, Riverbed will also donate approximately 100 laptops to RRRcomputer.org. “RRRcomputer.org encourages corporations and individuals to donate rather than recycle their computers,” said Hue Mach, Founder of RRRComputer. “We then refurbished them to give to low income kids for education and after school programs. I am very excited Riverbed is participating in this program and helping to make a positive difference for kids and schools.”
Riverbed REACH OUT Week 2018 includes volunteer projects in the following cities:U.S.: San Francisco; Sunnyvale/San Jose; Thousand Oaks, CA; Bethesda, MD; Nashua, NH; New York City; Boston/Cambridge; Champaign, IL; Reston, VA; Durham, NC; Austin, TX EMEA: Paris; Dusseldorf; Munich; Hoofddorp, Netherlands; Bracknell, UK – near London; Cluj, Romania and Hod HaSharon, Israel APJ: Singapore; Sydney; Bangalore
During REACH OUT Week 2018, Riverbed will support the following charitable organizations:
Founded in 2002, Riverbed delivers an integrated Digital Performance Platform™ that brings Digital Experience Management and Next-Generation Infrastructure solutions – including SD-WAN, App Acceleration and Wi-Fi solutions – that provides a modern IT architecture for the digital enterprise. At more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Riverbed’s 30,000+ customers include 98% of the Fortune 100 and 100% of the Forbes Global 100. Throughout Riverbed’s history, employees have volunteered together through Riverbed REACH OUT ( R iverbed E mployees A ssisting C ommunity and H elping OUT). The mission of Riverbed REACH OUT is to mobilize employee volunteers in our local communities and provide charitable donations to organizations that address anti-poverty programs, natural disaster relief and disadvantaged youth.
Riverbed ®, The Digital Performance Company™, enables organizations to maximize digital performance across every aspect of their business, allowing customers to rethink possible. Riverbed’s unified and integrated Digital Performance Platform™ brings together a powerful combination of Digital Experience Management and Next-Generation Infrastructure solutions that provides a modern IT architecture for the digital enterprise, delivering new levels of operational agility and dramatically accelerating business performance and outcomes. At more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Riverbed’s 30,000+ customers include 98% of the Fortune 100 and 100% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at riverbed.com.
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