Emerging Neighborhood In Downtown Tampa Is Raising The Bar For Health, Wellness

By Brenda Richardson

Like a flower pushing up through concrete, a unique neighborhood is blossoming in Tampa. Water Street Tampa is undergoing development from the ground up on more than 50 acres in downtown Tampa along the waterfront. The developer, Tampa-based Strategic Property Partners (SPP), is putting health and well-being at the forefront of the transformation with innovative urban planning that provides a blueprint for what a city can be.

Amgen Tampa Team Volunteers


The Tampa INBU sales team volunteered in the Metropolitan Ministries thrift shop. They unpacked and organized donations to help the homeless and those at risk of being homeless. 

Jose Bautista, Drew Hutchison, Jake McGee and Ryan Weber Work with Local Action Team teens


José Bautista, Drew Hutchison, Jake McGee and Ryan Weber joined more than 40 student volunteers from the Tampa-St. Petersburg area on Saturday (Nov. 19) to assemble "hygiene kits" for the area's homeless population this winter.

The players and Action Team Captains from George Steinbrenner High School, King High School and Manatee School for the Arts assembled the kits at Volunteers of America's Kaylee Bay Village in Tampa, which is a housing complex for veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

In Your Community: Pioneers Go the Distance

By Debra Manley, Billing Operations Analysts, Finance Billing Operations, AT&T

In 2008, I began running as a way to stay fit and healthy.  I never dreamed it would turn into so much more. After my husband passed away suddenly in 2010, I turned to running to find some peace of mind. It became my solace and offered me clarity. I can’t believe all the running goals I’ve accomplished; 2 full marathons, 8 half marathons and countless shorter races. Running has shaped my life not only physically but more importantly, mentally. I have a love and a passion for running that I want to share with others.

Republic Services Hosts Touch-A-Truck Event in Tampa

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Republic Services was pleased to receive a positive shout out on social media from a valued customer in the Tampa, Florida area in early July. The message from the customer thanked the local Republic team in Tampa, who had arranged a Touch-A-Truck event for the customer’s daughter and a few of her friends.

CITGO Employees Lead Volunteers at Record-Setting Environmental Restoration Event

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TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Dec. 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Nearly 300 volunteers recently gathered at the Rock Ponds, Tampa Bay’s largest wetland restoration site, to take part in the largest volunteer marsh planting in the history of Tampa Bay. Volunteers planted 40,000 plugs of salt marsh cordgrass to help to restore fish and coastal wildlife habitats and improve water quality in the area.

CITGO and Food Bag Give Back to Military Through Operation Helping Hand

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TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Local CITGO Retailer Food Bag and CITGO Petroleum Corporation continued fueling good in Tampa, Fla. by donating $500 in CITGO gift cards to Operation Helping Hand, an organization providing assistance and support for families of active duty wounded and injured military. The gift cards will allow families to travel to visit their loved ones while they are being treated in Tampa. 

Arby’s Foundation Commits to Provide More Than 10 Million Meals to Children in Need This Summer Through “School’s Out, Food’s In” Program

Series of Events Hosted by Arby’s to Raise Awareness of Summer Hunger in America
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ATLANTA, May 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ – As the final bell nears at schools across America, millions of children await the joys of summer.  But for millions more, that closing bell brings uncertainty about when and where their next meal will come from.  According to No Kid Hungry, of the 22 million kids who receive a free or reduced-price lunch during the school year, only 17.5 percent receive proper nourishment during the summer months.

Volunteers of America of Florida, UnitedHealthcare and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Celebrate Renovations at Arbor Place Apartments

UnitedHealthcare employees and Buccaneers representatives volunteer at Arbor Place Apartments
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TAMPA, Fla., November 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Volunteers of America of Florida, UnitedHealthcare and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated the kitchen renovation, installation of new outdoor exercise equipment, and exterior renovations at Arbor Place Apartments today.

Arbor Place Apartments, a Volunteers of America of Florida facility, supports people with mental illnesses, chronically homeless citizens, veterans and families. The much-needed upgrades were made possible thanks to funding by UnitedHealthcare.

2013 Maytag Dependable Leader Awards - America's Vote Competition - Finalist Ricky Gallon's Video Submission

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2013 Maytag Dependable Leader Awards – America’s Vote competition: Ricky Gallon's Video Submission

Ricky Gallon, Community Relations Director - Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, Fla. – Ricky, a former Club member himself, works tirelessly finding innovative ways to ensure youth are being touched by culturally diverse opportunities. He helps kids apply for college scholarships, engages companies to conduct school supply drives, and personally drives kids to special events.

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