Salesforce.com community service event benefits Lahaina schoolsLAHAINA — Recently, the Lahainaluna High School Foundation was part of Salesforce.com Foundation’s three-school community service event. The project provided landscaping and cleanup activitie
LAHAINA – Recently, the Lahainaluna High School Foundation was part of Salesforce.com Foundation’s three-school community service event.
The project provided landscaping and cleanup activities on the Lahainaluna, Lahaina Intermediate and Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary campuses. (Due to transportation issues, King Kamehameha III Elementary School was unable to be included in the event.)
The concept for this project was originally designed by Geoff Rhodes at R&D Events. Of course, the story has a unique Lahainaluna twist.
R&D Events, based out of Las Vegas, bills itself as the country’s most unique and diversified team building company.
Geoff Rhodes, the company’s cofounder, is married to Spring Eubank, a ’96 graduate of LHS, who spoke so fondly of Lahainaluna and her time there.
She urged him to design an event that would allow visitors to not only enjoy the campus but leave a positive, lasting impression.
Planning for the event started in January and involved the cooperation of the three West Side principals, staff members, Department of Education Facilities Specialist Bruce Moore and Keith Ideoka, who leads LHS’ Agriculture Department.
Local construction company Hawaiian Dredging also got involved when asked if they could move some boulders at the entrance of Princess Nahi’ena’ena School before the event.
The Salesforce.com team was involved with weed eradication, cleaning up the entrances to Princess Nahi’ena’ena School and Lahaina Intermediate, and assisting Lahainaluna Ag with repotting, replanting and other landscaping duties.
Not only was the Salesforce.com team able to provide nearly 500 hours of donated labor during this unique experience, but more than $10,000 was donated in advance to purchase equipment and supplies that were presented to the three schools, all of which remained with them after the event.
The Lahainaluna High School Foundation, on behalf of Lahainaluna, Lahaina Intermediate and Princess Nahi’ena’ena schools, thanked R&D Events and Saleforce.com for allowing the foundation to be the beneficiary of their commitment to make the world a better place.
The Salesforce.com Foundation, founded in 1999, leverages Salesforce .com’s people, technology and resources to help improve communities around the world.
Salesforce.com is a global enterprise software company headquartered in San Francisco. It is best known for its customer relationship management (CRM) software and cloud computing products and services.
It is currently ranked the most innovative company in America by Forbes magazine, as well as 27th in Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in 2012.”
Notably, Salesforce.com donates 1 percent of company resources to support organizations that are working to “make the world a better place.”