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Heroes Against Hunger

Where can you find sculptures of Captain Underpants, Spider-Man, and Dirk Nowitzki all in one place? At NorthPark Center in Dallas as part of the 2019 Canstruction competition!

Alpha’s Dallas office, represented by Hannah McAdams, Jordan Koskelin, and Marianne Stanton, teamed with Archer Western and Spencer+Company this year to create a 7-foot tall Captain Underpants out of canned potatoes, beans, tomatoes, tuna, and corn!

The cansculptures will be on exhibit at NorthPark through September 22nd, after which all of the canned food will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank.

For more information on Canstruction, and to donate/vote for our sculpture, head to https://canstructiondallas2019.causevox.com/.

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Making Spirits Bright

Just before Christmas, members of our Dallas team took their vocal “talents” to The Traymore at Park Cities, a local nursing home that specializes in post-operative rehabilitation and long term care. The team sang Christmas carols, delivered handwritten cards to the residents, and brought a haul of blankets, socks, housecoats, board games, and beauty and hygiene products to make the holidays a little brighter.

To find out more about how you can help the residents at The Traymore, check out https://traymore.com/.

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A Season of Giving

Alpha Testing’s Dallas office collected food for the North Texas Food Bank as part of their Thanksgiving celebrations this year. The items donated will feed over 120 families in our north Texas community. Thank you to all who donated, and to Karen Rodriguez, SHRM-CP for organizing the food drive!

For more information on how you can get involved with the North Texas Food Bank, head to their website at https://www.ntfb.org/.

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Unite for Troops

After the events of 9/11, the owners of  Porter’s Army Navy a family owned and operated store in Irving, TX, recognized that many of their customers were looking for a way to help, but didn’t know where to start. In response to this need, the Porter family started Unite for Troops, an annual event and Veteran’s Day celebration held to raise money and collect items for care packages to send to our troops overseas.

Alpha Testing’s Diana Rohrback, herself a veteran, organized Alpha’s contributions to this year’s event, which included donating food and personal care items for care packages as well as purchasing raffle tickets to help with some of the shipping costs for the care packages.

Unite for Troops sends the Alpha family a big THANK YOU for all of the donations!

For more information on Unite for Troops, and to learn how you can help, head to http://unitefortroops.com/.

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Diana (far right) with her fellow Unite for Troops volunteers!

 

 

Oh the Places We CAN Go

Alpha Testing Dallas once again teamed up with Archer Western and HNTB for the CANstruction Dallas competition.

“Our  companies  are  working  toward advances  in  transportation,  including  the highways,  rail,  airports,  and  BEYOND! Our  structure  is  a  depiction  of  the  next  era of  space  travel,  leaving  the  balmy  waves of  Florida  and  looking  toward  Mars. While  we  work  toward  making  your  commutes better now  and  plan  for  the commutes  of  the  future,  one  thing  we  CAN  all  work  on  is  to  eradicate  hunger  in our  community.  Let’s  work  together  to  rid  Dallas  of  hunger today.” https://canstructiondallas2018.causevox.com/team/blastingouthunger

The entries are on display at NorthPark Center in Dallas until September 22nd, so make sure you check it out! Many thanks to all who participated, especially Jordan Koskelin and Hannah McAdams who represented Alpha on build day!

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ACI – San Antonio

Alpha Testing’s Courtney Ball, Jonathon Landeros, EIT, and Dylan Howell greeted participants at the ACI – San Antonio Chapter Golf Tournament at Silver Horn Golf Course in mid-April. Along with being the drink cart sponsor for the tournament, Alpha made sure everyone got some swag before they hit the course!

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Redeem the Stream

Alpha TestingAlpha’s Alberto Flores and his wife gave their Saturday morning to help clean up the Trinity River at the Redeem the Stream: Dallas River Cleanup, put on by the North Texas American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT). Volunteers paddled and hiked their way around the Green Belt of the Elm Fork – a floodplain area of the Trinity that is a collection point for trash. In just one morning, volunteers freed the Green Belt from 5,580 pounds of trash and debris! Now that’s redeeming.Alpha Testing