I was so proud to see the number of my fellow employees who made the selfless decision to participate. In the end, it will definitely be worth the hard work — there is no better feeling then donating time to something greater than yourself.
Tempe, Ariz. (Vocus) February 25, 2010
At 5:30 PM this evening when most companies are shutting down their computers, packing up their bags and heading home, employees at Terralever will be sucking down Red Bull's, getting pumped up and preparing for a very long, but fun, night of work.
The Tempe-based company has come together to help a valley non-profit improve their online presence. The Harp Foundation, founded in May of 2000, is an organization that provides therapeutic harp music to critically ill and medically fragile children, as well as oncology patients, underserved populations, and other individuals with special needs. Research is currently being performed to prove the enhancing properties of therapeutic harp music in terms of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Currently, there are many anecdotal reports from patients and medical staff supporting the effectiveness of the harp and its impact on the physical being.
The new online initiatives that Terralever will be developing will help raise awareness for the organization and will ultimately allow the services of the Harp Foundation to reach even more people in need. These initiatives include a brand new website and integration of a social media strategy. The catch? Terralever employees are determined to do it all in one night.
Internally, this all night voluntary work session has been deemed the “Terralever Hack-A-Thon.” Not only will this event provide an opportunity for the company to give back to their community, but it also allows for some major team building and bonding.
“There’s nothing like a Hack-A-Thon,” said Terralever Founder and CEO, Chris Johnson. “It’s a crazy amount of work to do in one night. It will take an enormous amount of teamwork and cooperation from everyone to get the job done — there will be stress, there will be frustration and no doubt we will get tired but we will have fun, we will grow closer as a team, and when the job is done, there will be feelings of great accomplishment.”
“It would be absolutely impossible to do this without the many employees who have decided to volunteer their time,” said Terralever Marketing Manger, Courtney Crane. “I was so proud to see the number of my fellow employees who made the selfless decision to participate. In the end, it will definitely be worth the hard work — there is no better feeling then donating time to something greater than yourself.”
You can learn more about The Harp Foundation, their services, and how to get involved at http://www.TheHarpFoundation.org. Be sure to keep an eye out for the new site, which is planned to go live next week following final client edits.
Terralever is an award-winning, strategic interactive marketing and technology services firm that delivers online marketing solutions for growing mid-size to Fortune 500 companies. With offices in Phoenix and Los Angeles, the growing firm specializes in online marketing strategy, Web site design and development, rich internet applications, search engine optimization, social media strategy and email marketing. For more information, visit http://www.terralever.com.
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