Every quarter, ReEmployAbility recognizes a team member who embodies our values of passion, partnerships, entrepreneurship, integrity, and service. The Star FISH winner is a star in our office and exemplifies our company-wide FISH Philosophy to “inspire people to work wholeheartedly, with purpose, while having fun….this passion leads to excellence.
This quarter’s Star FISH Award recipient is Vinnie Urso, our Business Analyst!
Vinnie’s passion for service and for helping others gave him the idea to create partnerships with local hotels to help with our donation drive for the not-for-profit, The Spring of Tampa Bay.
The Spring of Tampa Bay’s mission is to prevent domestic violence, protect victims, and promote change in lives, families and communities. Since its founding in 1977, they have provided a safe haven and comprehensive supportive services to more than 60,000 abused adults and their children in Hillsborough County, and have answered calls all hours of the day and night from over 150,000 women in crisis. Our company is proud to support The Spring with donations through donation drives held throughout the year.
Upon learning that we were doing a donation drive for The Spring, Vinnie took it upon himself to call local hotels to see if they would be willing to donate old linens to The Spring for the families they serve. One of the hotels he contacted had linens that they could donate on a regular basis. Vinnie went to the hotel, picked up several bags of linens and delivered them to The Spring on his day off!
Vinnie’s idea provided an avenue for ReEmployAbility to gather even more donations for The Spring and it’s mission. Vinnie’s actions came full-circle when we learned that the manager of the hotel was at one time a client of The Spring. We were able to touch her life and in turn touch the lives of many in our community through his passion for service and entrepreneurial thinking.
Vinnie has been part of our team since March 2019, and we are honored to recognize his commitment to serve others and uphold our company values.
The Star FISH Award recognizes a team member every quarter that embodies our mission, values, and culture. Employees are nominated by fellow employees, with a cross-departmental committee voting on the final selection.