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SRVS kicks-off 55 Days of Service

SRVS kicked-off its 55 Days of Service community volunteer project in recognition of its 55th anniversary at the agency picnic on June 1.  Pictured are Jakhari  Harris, SRVS Learning Center participant, SRVS Executive Director Tyler Hampton, Crystal McAnally, human resources manager at Cintas Corp., Daniel Farnham, Cintas production manager, David Kitchens, a Cintas employee supported by SRVS, and Karen and Michael Kitchens, David’s sister-in-law and brother. David announced the 55 Days of Service project at the picnic. People supported by the agency, coordinated by staff,  will volunteer at various locations in Memphis and the surrounding area for 55 days leading up to its anniversary on Nov. 1. Volunteer activities will include included the FedEx St. Jude Classic, the Ronald McDonald House, MIFA meal delivery, church clean-ups, and free laundry supply distribution at area coin-op laundries.

 

Posted by SRVS PR at Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 0 comments
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SRVS’ Krieger is Zaxby’s Employee of the Month

Pictured center is Karl Krieger, Zaxby’s dining room attendant and April Employee of the Month. He was joined by restaurant and SRVS staff recently

Pictured are Troy Allen, Director of SRVS Community Employment Services; Nakisha Todd, Manager of SRVS  Collierville Enhanced Learning Center; Felecia Robinson, Director of SRVS Community Based Services; Nikki Trim, General Manager, Zaxby’s; Karl, Matt Irby, Zaxby’s District Manager; Britney Cross, Cashier and Jeremy Gattie, Owner. Krieger was referred to SRVS for supported employment services, where he was assigned to SRVS employment                    consultant Deb Nichols.  

 
Karl Krieger doesn’t have to think long about what he likes best about his job as a dining room attendant at the Zaxby’s restaurant located at 375 New Byhalia Road in Collierville, where he has worked since September 2016. “I get to help others,” he said recently in the restaurant dining room. “It feels great.”Karl’s exemplary initiative, punctuality and positive attitude led to him being an overwhelming favorite for April Employee of the Month in a poll of his co-workers and managers. He has held other jobs.  Several years ago he worked at SRVS, Tennessee’s largest provider of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He worked in the SRVS occupational workshop and also at local companies where he developed his job skills.  For 15 years he was employed at another restaurant until it closed. Karl, now 52, was not one to be idle. The Tennessee Department of Vocational Rehabilitation referred him to SRVS for supported employment services, where he was assigned to SRVS employment consultant Deb Nichols to help him with his job search. Based on his marketable and transferable skills and work history, Nichols connected Karl and Zaxby’s. “Karl loves his job at Zaxby's, he always stays on task,” Nichols said.  “Being punctual is a must with him and missing work is not an option. He is proud to wear his Zaxby's uniform."

Watching Karl intently move about the Zaxby’s dining room, it’s clear he’s a man on a mission doing work that gives him personal satisfaction and fulfillment. 
“He has a great personality and work ethic,” said Nikki Trim, the restaurant’s general manager. “He doesn’t stop until the job is done.” When he talks about his place of employment, a sense of pride is evident in Karl. “So far Zaxby’s is the best job,” he said. “Like one big happy family.”

Posted by SRVS PR at Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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SAVE THE DATE- SRVS Upcoming Event

 

The Wesberry Golf Classic 

SRVS will hold its annual golf tournament, the Wesberry Golf Classic, Monday, October 2,  2017 at the Ridgeway Country Club in support of SRVS programs. 

Ridgeway Country Club, Memphis' original Country club, features a mature, traditional course with Champion Bermuda greens and Zoysia grass fairways, providing a memorable playing experience. This is four person scramble.  Teams are expected to register in advance.  Day of event check-in starts at 10:30 am; lunch will be at 11:30 am; and the shotgun starts at 12:30 pm. 

For more information about the golf classic, sponsorship opportunities and to register your team, visit: http://www.srvs.org/2017-wesberry-golf-classic

Posted by SRVS PR at Friday, March 10, 2017 | 0 comments
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