St. Louis Community Involvement By Deca Team
In The St. Louis Community
As part of our goal of providing top quality property management and real estate services, Deca feels it is important to give back to the community. As such, each member of the Deca team is asked to do their part in making our community a better place to live.
Marty Carr is a member of multiple civic groups and advisory boards. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Affton Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Economic Development Committee for the Affton area. In addition, Marty is a member of the Missouri Association of Realtors property management section. Past positions and achievements include Business Person of the Year, serving on the Board of the Bayless School Districts A Plus program and a member of the St. Louis County Economic Development Collaborative Advisory Board.
Charlie Uxa volunteers at St. Peter & Paul Church in Soulard. The church’s mission is to open hearts to Christ through prayer, fellowship, and service. One way that they do that is by operating a homeless shelter and Charlie helps prepare and serve meals to the men and women at the shelter. Charlie considers serving people in need a privilege that he holds dear to his heart.
Angela Velazquez is involved with the St. Louis Apartment Association, which assist the industry in providing and maintaining quality, affordable apartment homes to the public through lobbying efforts on federal, state and local levels. In addition Angela is a member of the Crestwood-Sunset Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is organized to advance the commercial, industrial, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of the Crestwood-Sunset Hills community. Angela is also an active parishioner at St. Simon the Apostle. She is a member of the parish’s Madonna Guild and serves on the St. Simon Marketing Committee.
Jim Young is a charter member of the Missouri Realtors® Property Management Section. He is also a member of the Lindenwood Neighborhood Association. This Association covers the geographical area bounded by Arsenal Street on the north, Chippewa on the south, city limits to the west and Hampton on the east. The organization works for the general betterment, welfare and improvement of the area. Much of the orientation and fund raising of the organization is directed towards maintenance and improvement of Lindenwood Park – the major city park in the Lindenwood Park neighborhood. Approximately 450 families and businesses are members of the association.
Steve Young serves on the board of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services (CRSS) and the Lindbergh School District Foundation (LSF). CRSS is a nonprofit organization that provides services to improve the quality of life for senior adults by promoting and providing social, health, and housing programs. Services are provided in St. Louis City and County, as well as St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin and Warren Counties. CRSS serves over 30,000 seniors annually. LSF is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Lindbergh Schools’ commitment to excellence in all facets of education. The foundation provides scholarships to students and grants for teachers. Steve is an active member of the National Association of Residential Property Manager (NARPM®). NARPM is the professional, educational, and ethical leader for the residential property management industry. Lastly, Steve serves on the City of Sunset Hills planning and zoning commission. This commissions has the authority to recommend regulations as to size, value and type of construction of buildings proposed to be erected in the City.
To foster team spirit and to give back to the community Deca Realty has created Spirt Days. Five or six times a year our employees will amp up their creativity, strengthen their bond to each other and create an event that ends up helping the community in which we live.
Tuesday, March 13 St Patty’s Day Scavenger Hunt to support the MDA Muscle Walk
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day our employees participated in a scavenger hunt around downtown Kirkwood. Working in teams, our employees worked together to solve clues and locate various objects at participating businesses. Special thanks to Gwen’s Travel, Sugar Shack, Kirkwood Library, and McArthur’s Bakery.
The MDA Muscle Walk was the beneficiary of a donation by the Deca staff. MDA Muscle Walk empowers individuals in hometowns across America to raise critical awareness and funds for muscle-debilitating diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility.
Saturday, April 7 Feed the Homeless to support Peter & Paul Community Services
A group of Deca’s finest, along with many friends, gathered to feed the homeless. A great meal was prepared by the Deca staff and was enjoyed by over 50 people. Community service is an important part of the Deca culture. When someone needs help, the team at Deca is here to rally behind them.
Peter & Paul Community Services offers those they serve hope, empowerment, compassion, hospitality and a compassion, and a chance for independence
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