04/30/2020|Inside Verizon

Thankful on this Thursday.

By: Matt Fiedler

We share our collective gratitude, and a challenge to show teachers our appreciation.

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Giving thanks

Even during these trying times, many of us still have so much to be thankful for. Over the past few weeks, we’ve received many submissions in our Good mailbox from V Teamers sharing their gratitude.

Wendellyn Bennett, a Process Engineering Manager in Morristown, NJ, hasn’t been able to meet her new grandson in person yet, but she has the next best thing - being able to see him over a video chat.

The same goes for Rachel Rodenkirch, an Accounting Analyst from Lake Mary, FL, and Penny Flanary, an HBA Customer Service Advocate in Tampa, FL, who are thankful they can see their family over undisrupted video calls.

Gennie Barr, a Network Assurance Senior Manager from Pleasanton,CA, sends her thanks to all of the delivery workers by supplying them with snacks and other goodies when they arrive at her home. Just a small token of her gratitude to those folks going above and beyond at this time.

And of course, thank you to all of the healthcare workers putting in countless hours around the world. Yuliya Vassilyeva, a Level I Engineer, has been part of the nightly 7 PM cheers to celebrate the hard work and determination of the healthcare workers in New York City.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Next week, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. We are so thankful for all of the educators in our lives. For all the teachers, principals, school aides, librarians or anyone that has taught you something useful or supported those who do, we are incredibly grateful to have you in our lives.

For our next Good mailbox challenge, we want you to submit photos and videos of you or your children thanking your teachers. It can be a handwritten note or a drawing, or your child saying what they like most about their favorite educators. There’s no better time to let all of the teachers in our lives know that they are loved. Send them along to good@verizon.com.

Along with teachers, take a moment to reach out and say thanks to anyone who is making a difference in your life. Let them know how much they are appreciated.

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