Mickey Woodham, Quality Control Manager for inferno, spoke to fellow employees about her work for the Harwood Center, as well as her civic time spent at her church’s soup kitchen.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — inferno, a full-service advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm, recently held an event to recognize staff participation in the agency’s Fuelanthropic program, which gives employees a full week of paid time off each year for community service. Since the program’s inception, inferno has contributed more than 8,500 hours of service, including both agency-sponsored and individual efforts. The event featured Eric Leo Bleier of the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation and highlighted staff members who are using their Fuelanthropic time to make a difference in and around Memphis.
“At inferno, we encourage our employees to give back to the community through service year round,” said Tim Sellers, Agency Partner at inferno. “The Fuelanthropic program empowers our employees to make a difference in the community and provides a platform for them to share their volunteer experiences and opportunities with one another.”
Sellers opened the event with an explanation of the Fuelanthropic program’s history and mission, and then introduced Bleier. Bleier spoke about the volunteer mentoring opportunities available through the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation’s Team Up program, as well as the volunteer needs of the Foundation’s partnership organizations.
Afterward, several employees shared how they individually use their civic time to help the community. From the soup kitchen at First Presbyterian Church to the American Cancer Society’s Harrah’s Hope Lodge, inferno employees showcased how they use their Fuelanthropic time to give back to Memphis throughout the year.
The event closed with the inductions of Liza Livingston and Teri Hanners as Fuelanthropic members. In addition, Ashley Burton, Teri Hanners, Liza Livingston and Colleen Radish were presented with the branded Fuelanthropic hardhat for using at least three days of civic time this year.
“As an employee, I’m not only allowed to volunteer my services for charitable organizations, I am encouraged to do so,” said Mickey Woodham, Quality Control Manager at inferno. “Fuelanthropic is a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to the city in which we live, and I am proud to work for a company whose partners came up with such a novel idea.”
inferno is a leading full-service agency, serving clients in a variety of industry sectors including healthcare, relocation, logistics, retail, banking, agriculture, nonprofit and entertainment. Headquartered in Memphis with satellite offices in Jonesboro, Ark. and Kalamazoo, Mich., inferno has become the strongest mid-size provider of business-to-business and consumer marketing solutions, offering experience in advertising, brand development, graphic design, interactive, public relations, social media and strategic planning.