At Westside Investment Management, we believe it is important to be involved in the local community. That’s why we are proud to support a variety of local charities and businesses. Since we are driven to connect with those in our community who mean the most to us, we have been serving the local area for over 25 years, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
At WIM, we believe it is important to be involved in the local community. That’s why we are proud to support a variety of local charities and businesses. Since we are driven to connect with those in our community who mean the most to us, we have been serving the local area for over 30 years, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
Vetea Ribet's wife Angelina who is a photographer raised over $2,000 for the local Maui Food Bank by doing "drive by" photo shoots of local families from the comfort of her car. Donations made by the families were given to the Maui Food Bank.
With numerous people unemployed, stuck at home, stressed by the stock market crash amongst other things, Vetea encouraged his wife to get out there and help lift their spirits by organizing those impromptu photo shoots. Some of his clients participated in those photo shoots. Vetea made a donation of his own to the Maui Food Bank to support his wife's efforts.
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Becky in our Oklahoma City office volunteers at CASA. Learn more below.
When abused or neglected children enter into the juvenile court and foster care system, they do it virtually alone. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are community volunteers who represents the best interests of abused and neglected children who are wards of the juvenile court. After being screened and trained, a CASA is appointed to a child or sibling group. Through his or her court order, the CASA researches the case, talks and spends time monthly with child(ren), involved parties and professionals. CASA submits written recommendations to the court, in addition to attending court hearings for the case.
I have been a CASA volunteer (out of Canadian County in Oklahoma) for 3 ½ years. My most recent case, that I worked on for 2 years, ended in the child being adopted. Cases ending in adoption bring warmth to my heart, knowing that a child’s future will no longer be filled with neglect and/or abuse, but with love.
My future with CASA will include my Labrador, Paisley, who is in continued therapy dog training. Upon completion and her certification, she will participate in visits with me to bring extra smiles and comfort to the kids that I represent. I am a firm believer that animals can make a difference in healing.
It was an amazing and fulfilling experience feeding the homeless and those in need. For more information on the Midnight Mission you can visit them on the web at www.midnightmission.org