DALLAS (May 5, 2006) – Masergy, a global service provider specializing in real- time application performance across converged enterprise networks, has been recognized for its “Most Innovative Volunteer Program” by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) for its community efforts benefiting the Denton State School, a home for more than 600 severely mentally disabled adults.
For the past three years, Masergy employees have volunteered at Denton State School as part of Masergy’s annual Global Volunteer Day, where employees from each of Masergy’s offices across the globe take a day from their jobs to give back to a local charity of their choice. The Dallas Masergy office has helped Denton State School complete substantial projects, such as painting entire facility buildings and re-building a community gazebo in the Denton State School park.
“The Masergy team’s renovations deeply impact our residents and staff. The enthusiasm has touched hundreds of lives and has an encouraging affect on all levels of our community,” said Melissa Bradley, director of community relations at Denton State School. “The dollar figure for all of these projects and renovations would be in the multi- thousand, but their presence is immeasurable.”
According to Bradley, Denton State School nominated Masergy for the award because of its exceptional level of individual initiative, involvement and dedication.
“We are honored that Denton State School would consider and put forth the effort to nominate us for this award,” said Barry Nalls, president and CEO of Masergy. “We feel as though Denton State School is more than deserving of the time we’ve dedicated thus far, and we hope to continue our efforts for many years to come.”
DADS and DSHS recognize the impact that volunteers have in providing meaningful and caring support to individuals with mental retardation and mental illness. Because DADS and DSHS believe in the value of volunteers, awards have been developed to honor outstanding volunteers for their contributions.
Masergy (www.masergy.com) is a privately held global service provider specializing in real-time application performance across converged enterprise networks. Serving customers in 40 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Latin and North America, Masergy leverages Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) across an Internet Protocol (IP)-based network to cost-effectively deliver multiple services over a single connection. Masergy’s customers include companies from the financial/banking, health care, entertainment broadcasting, hospitality/hotels and manufacturing industries. For more information, visit www.masergy.com or call +1 866-MASERGY.