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Service Project Cleans Up Parks

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Vivint is a home automation company that allows a homeowner to control security and other features through their smart phone or tablet.

The company is focused on something else too. According to Vivint's Montana manager Chris Holmes, last year, the organization raised 1.2 million dollars through service work in communities around the U.S. The company says it's here in Billings to lend a helping hand.

"We're always doing stuff like this, giving back. Giving back is a big part of the company and what they want to do," Holmes.

Employees of the company bring their families along to give back to communities around the nation, in any way they can.

"Just always trying to do something, always trying to give back. If there's an opportunity to give back for the communities that we're in, we're going to jump all over it," says Holmes.

Around 20 Vivint workers paint over the graffiti at the downtown skate park and spread mulch around the trees. Randi Holmes and her husband Chris use service to teach their little ones the meaning of being self-less.

"In this day and age it's all about getting, getting, getting, and I just think its good morals and good standards to teach your kids to give back," says Holmes.

After the skate park, volunteers head over to Founders Park with Billings Parks and Recreation Volunteer Coordinator Chris Waite to give life to the trees.

"We knew we had that project at the skate park that we wanted some of the graffiti painted, so we decided to tie them both together and have them come mulch there and then the trees here as well we decided to tie that in since it was close," says Waite.

The group says it's not about getting recognition for their good deeds.

"It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy," says Holmes.

It's about restoring hope for families and communities in need. The women involved in Vivint also are volunteering their time to help baby-sit children from the women's shelter at the YWCA.