Supporting the communities where we live and work is a key value we all share at Vistra. Our team prides itself on making a positive impact by helping those in need. Serving the homeless and hungry, inspiring children, standing up for important causes by investing time and energy on “what can be” and helping come up with new solutions. We are proud to support our community and are privileged to help individuals, families and nonprofits.
MEET OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The Vistra team is actively involved in our community.
Vistra’s President and CEO, Brian Butler, serves as a business mentor to the Mort Elementary School Principal – Woodland Johnson - as part of the Florida Council for Educational Change's Partnership to Advance School Success model. Together, Brian and Woodland developed strategic plans to tackle many of the issues important to Mort’s success.
Jeff Darrey, retired Executive Vice President, founded Trinity Cafe a charity which has served over a million meals to those less fortunate.
Vistra team members have mentored children, assisted families in need, adopted an elementary school, supported our nation’s Veterans, built a church in West Africa, served an orphanage in Central America and they’re leaders in youth sports.
We believe in empowering communities, solving problems and changing lives.
VISTRA & OUR PARTNERS AT WORK IN THE COMMUNITY
The Laundry Project assists low-income families with meeting a basic need – washing clothes and linens, by turning laundromats into community centers of hope. Laundry fees are paid for while team members assist with laundry services, entertain children and create a caring space at the laundromat.
Trinity Cafe is a free restaurant, serving more than 380 hot and hearty meals daily, at two Tampa area locations, 365 days a year. Team members serve guests, host tables, greet guests, pour drinks, prepare silverware and clean tables.
Hope for Homes Project
Hope for Homes Project provides remodeling and improvement work on homes owned by working-class families. The Project provides improvement work such as repairing damaged roofs and porches, remodeling kids’ rooms, bathrooms, outdated energy inefficient kitchens and more.
Team members regularly volunteer throughout the school year including hosting professional development sessions, mentoring, reading and assisting with other ongoing school needs.
Project Tampa USO
Vistra was instrumental in building a marketing presence through signage in the Tampa International Airport (TIA) in support of the USO. The team provided guidance on best practices for raising funds, building community support and public relations support for the project.
Jack and Beverlie Fuller are dedicated to a Christ-centered ministry of evangelism, Biblical discipleship, humanitarian care and sustainability in Southern Zambia. Vistra assists with ongoing communications and outreach strategies.