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Riverbed REACH OUT Volunteer Week Benefits Over 25 Global Charities and Exceeds 2,000 Hours of Community Service 

Riverbed employees worldwide participate in annual week-long community service effort aimed at local charities

SAN FRANCISCO – November 12, 2019 – Riverbed®, The Digital Performance Company™, today announced that during the week of November 11, approximately 700 employee volunteers will provide more than 2,000 hours of community service at more than 25 local charitable organizations in about 20 of the Company’s largest global locations. The annual Riverbed REACH OUT (Riverbed Employees Assisting Community and Helping Out) Week will help out nonprofit organizations focused on veterans, anti-poverty efforts, natural disaster relief, disadvantaged youth, community development and education. 

Riverbed Reach Out Week 2019 Group Photo

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Riverbed REACH OUT Week celebrates its fourth year in 2019. The week of volunteering started as a successful pilot program in 2016 at Riverbed’s headquarters in San Francisco and has been a global employee event the last few years, with the Company surpassing more than 2,000 hours of community service during last year’s REACH OUT Week. This year, employees will rise to perform the same high level of community outreach during Riverbed REACH OUT Week, and this compliments company volunteer and fundraising efforts that take place at Riverbed throughout the year. In honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11, new projects in 2019 focus on U.S. veterans and those who serve the country with Swords to Plowshares and Operation Gratitude. Many global Riverbed employees will also be returning to past charities to do a range of activities such as cleaning and decorating homeless shelters, helping to build or paint homes, sorting food at local food banks or for holiday care packages and assisting at soup kitchens. 

“Riverbed continues to remain deeply committed to community service and sustainability programs that make a positive impact on the world, on a global and local level,” said Rich McBee, CEO of Riverbed. “It is with great pride that we are able to return and deepen our partnership with many of the same charities globally while organizing new volunteer efforts focused on showing service members gratitude with care packages and providing assistance to a charity that focuses on the education, legal and housing needs of veterans. As we enter into our fourth year of our week-long community service effort known as Riverbed REACH OUT, we strive to make a meaningful difference by supporting charitable organizations that help people in need and those underserved in our communities.” 

“It was my pleasure to join Riverbed’s new CEO and Riverbed employees at the company headquarters to discuss how necessary it is to deliver nutritious food to our neighbors in need as we approach the holiday season. It’s comforting to know that we’ll once again have our friends from Riverbed assisting us in the warehouse and with a food-drive as part of their REACH OUT week,” said Paul Ash, Executive Director at San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. “We are grateful for the long-standing partnership with Riverbed, which makes a meaningful difference for the people we serve.”

Riverbed REACH OUT Week 2019 includes volunteer projects in the following cities: 

  • U.S.:  San Francisco; Sunnyvale/San Jose; Bethesda, MD; Nashua, NH; New York City; Boston/Cambridge; Champaign, IL; Reston, VA; Durham, NC; Austin, TX 
  • EMEA: Paris; Dusseldorf; Munich; Hoofddorp, Netherlands; Bracknell, UK – near London; Cluj, Romania and Hod HaSharon, Israel 
  • APJ: Singapore; Bangalore  

Additionally, many employees in smaller offices or working out of home offices are volunteering at local projects in their communities.

During REACH OUT Week 2019, Riverbed will support these charitable organizations, as well as others: 

A Wider Circle

Ananya Trust

Covenant House

East End House

Food Bank NYC Stock and Shop

Friends of SJ Rose Garden

Great Hollands Community Centre

Habitat for Humanity, Restore Nashua

Habitat for Humanity, Restore NOVA


Manna Food Center

Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter

On The Rise, Inc

Operation Gratitude

Sacred Heart

Salt & Light

Salvation Army

Second Harvest Food Bank

SF Marin Food Bank

Senses Residential and Daycare Center

Swords to Plowshares

The Tech Interactive     

Voedselbank (Food Bank) Amsterdam

Weed Warriors

Founded in 2002, Riverbed delivers an integrated Digital Performance Platform™ that brings Digital Experience Management and Next-Generation Digital Networking solutions – including SD-WAN, App Acceleration and Network Performance Monitoring– that provides a modern IT architecture for the digital enterprise. Riverbed’s 30,000+ customers include 98% of the Fortune 100 and 100% of the Forbes Global 100. Throughout Riverbed’s history, employees have volunteered together through Riverbed REACH OUT (Riverbed Employees Assisting Community and Helping OUT). The mission of Riverbed REACH OUT is to mobilize employee volunteers in our local communities and provide charitable donations to organizations that address anti-poverty programs, natural disaster relief and disadvantaged youth.​ 

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