LSM Service Division believes in the importance of a healthy, thriving community for all its citizens. Supporting community development, whether our local region or much further afield, is a responsibility LSM Service Division takes seriously.
In order to have happy, healthy people, you have to have a strong community. It’s a mutual giving – we have been well-supported as a business and so we want to give back. It’s also for the camaraderie. We work together to be good to our community and its strengthens us as a team. Here are some of our activities within our community.
LSM Service Division gets together each year with the LSM Group to raise money for the United Way. We organize voluntary payroll deductions, we hold barbecues, 50-50 draws, silent auctions – whatever creative ideas we have to bring people together for a great cause. Our aim: to bring people together and raise as much money and awareness as possible each year for the United Way. We have been doing this since 1991.
Our field supervisor, Mike Banman, has been volunteering for Canadian Humanitarian in Ethiopia since 2012. Mike adopted two little girls from Ethiopia in 2007 and 2012 and has been raising money for volunteer missions there ever since his second trip. Canadian Humanitarian works with at-risk children in several cities in Ethiopia, providing education centres, medical services, support for post-seconday education, as well as meals for the kids. LSM Service Division as a company supports Mike’s work in Ethiopia and our team members often donate to him personally as well.
We have sponsored Team Rossing, a local Grande Prairie women’s curling team, since 2010. The team has been doing great and we’re proud to watch them grow.
LSM Service Division’s General Manager Danny Noskey is a proud member of the Foundation’s Random Acts of Kindness committee – a group that performs random kind acts for individuals or groups in the area. Pete Merlo, one of the majority owners of LSM Service Division, was a founding member of this organization. “Everything we do is designed to help build more vibrant, healthy and resilient communities across the entire Northwestern Alberta region.” – Community Foundation