DISH Cares values the support of our communities, even if they’re not right in our backyard; community is global, and with the theme this quarter being disaster relief, we decided to help with the fires burning in Australia. These fires have destroyed millions of acres of land and claimed billions of animal lives – and the people sacrificing their time to aide these animals need our help.
Microcom decided to do a donation drive, and since we had a blast making food to buy backpacks for a elementary school last year, we thought it was a good opportunity to make it again, with Aussie food! Microcom donated the food, our team cooked, assembled and sold plates as well as took donations. We raised $650, $250 coming from straight donations from our Hilo teams help. With Microcom matching that amount, we we’re able to donate $1300 to their cause! ARC uses all the funds to buy food, water and medicine for animals by the tonnage. They are an amazing group and we hope they get much more support through the crisis.