A Day At The Food Bank!

 Here is a chronicle of my day at the Food Bank in Del Rio, TX.
8:30           Pick up students from my church to work at the Food Bank with me and my children
8:50           Arrive at the food bank.
8:55           Gary & Gisela Lenz, one of the coordinators, explain how to serve the customers. There are 2 programs at Loaves and Fishes. The people who present white tickets are with the program for the elderly. They receive one of the paper bags of groceries with a block of cheese provided by the South Texas Food Bank in Laredo, TX. People with the blue card register locally, and receive a recyclable bag (that can be purchased for 60 cents) full of groceries from local donors.
9:00-9:30      The doors open and the first wave of people come filing in. The elderly go to the registration table to get their white tickets, then come to me. After they put the tickets in a jar I’m holding, one of my young helperAnna and kids (2)s carries bags out to their vehicles. People with the blue cards go to another table. One of three volunteers highlights “March” on their cards, and directs them to the recyclable bags filled with groceries. Another volunteer is directing his two helpers to assist the customers with bags of food.
9:30          The president of the Bank & Trust, Bill Cauthorn, comes by to thank the volunteers for their service. Mr. Cauthorn is a major supporter of Loaves and Fishes.
9:45 to 11:30      People continue to come in waves to get food. Gary has to bring 3 more pallets of filled grocery bags to me and my helpers because we have already given away over 170 bags of food in just 2 1/2 hours! A gentleman comes in, bringing donations from a local organization for the food pantry. When the kids aren’t carrying groceries out for customers, they help Gary unload the truck full of canned goods.
12 noon      Our work is done. We set a record that day. Over 215 people served, with over 350 bags of groceries given away!
Loaves and Fishes, the name for our local food pantry, has served over 30,000 people last year with much needed groceries. Local organizations like the Bank and Trust and Laughlin Air Force Base, contribute time and resources to support the work done there.
We at Capri, in partnership with Move For Hunger, will be donating our time and the non perishable foods that are often left by our guests to food pantries like Loaves and Fishes. This is our way of giving back to our communities.
For more information about the Del Rio Food Pantry, you can go to https://www.facebook.com/Loavesfishesfood/
For more pictures of our day at Loaves and Fishes, check out our album on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1052633444804705.1073741832.199445820123476&type=3
What kind of charitable work do you do? How do you give back to your community? We’d love to hear. Share your experience in the comments below and we will include them in a future blog post!

Black Belt Selling-Closing With Confidence

My husband, Phillip, introduced me to Eric. When Deena challenged me with those four painful questions three years ago, I started reading books about sales. Two months into my quest, Phillip forwarded an email invitation for a free conference call about objection handling. I cleared my schedule to be on the call. Because he was a sales trainer, I assumed Eric had always been good at sales. However, that is not true.

Going from fearful to Confident!

Going from fearful to Confident!

Do you feel like a sales failure?
“I actually start off as a sales failure,” Eric shares. “I was terrible at it! The first sales team that I was on was comprised of about 15 sales people. I was the bottom producer my entire first year. At the end of that year I missed quota two months in a row and was written up because of it. My sales manager told me I had one more month or I would be let go.
“Dr. Moines took a scientific approach to selling. He wrote his PhD dissertation on what separates sales super stars from average sales people. If you ask people who are naturally gifted at selling how they close so many sales, they will often say they don’t know. They just do it. Dr. Moines studied these sales super stars to uncover what makes them so successful.
“Through his extensive research , he observed several striking traits they shared in common. They told the same stories, presentation after presentation. They closed in the same way. They asked similar probing questions and prepared for their clients in the same way. Dr. Moine literally cracked the code!”

Systems work!
Dr. Moines taught Eric a system for selling based on his research. When Dr. Moine said, “Do this here, do that here,” Eric did it. He taught Eric to create an outline of the presentation that he was going to deliver. To this day, if Eric has a presentation tomorrow, today he is going to spend time creating the outline of what he is going to cover and in what order.
That first month , Eric made his quota of $10,000. The following month, he sold more than five times the quota, becoming the top producer in his division! Since then, he’s never looked back. According to Eric, “It’s kind of like riding a bike. Once you learn how to do it, you know how to do it for the rest of your life. ”


Why choose corporate housing!

Are you a road warrior? Would you like to stay in a place that has all the comforts of your own home? Would you like to be more than another occupant?


If your answer is YES, then look no further!

Admit it, business transactions do not always happen overnight. Most times, a manager or a representative from a company has to stay for a few days or weeks and even reaching up to several months to get things done. You don’t have to settle for cramped quarters anymore. There is an alternative!!

Capri Temporary Housing provides fully serviced apartments for such temporary stays.The units are fully-furnished with the other amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Cost varies on many factors like the size and location of the place. However, corporate housing is often more affordable than hotel stay.

At Capri, we take the pain out of moving so that when you arrive athow housing helps you

your destination, you can enjoy all the comforts of home, hassle free.

Here’s a list of the benefits when choose to stay with us:

  1.  Affordability (less expensive than hotel rates)
  2.  Accessibility (near your workplace)
  3. Personalized (can tailor your package with additional services as you desire and as your budget allows)
  4. Pet friendly (you can bring your pets – depending on certain units)
  5. Home-like environment

If you are travelling or doing a business in Texas or anywhere in the US, give us a call at 800-258-3959. You can also send us an email at customercare@capritemporaryhousing.com  and like us on Facebook.


When Disaster Strikes!

Last week, 2 minutes of hail and wind wreaked severe damage in our home town. Power outages, smashed windows, and broken roofs have left some folks homeless. What can you do??
When you are picking up the pieces after a hail storm or natural disaster, corporate housing can help. Corporate housing is the industry that provides fully serviced furnished apartments on a short term basis. If you are staying in a hotel while your house is being repaired, read on.
Check with your insurance about housing options.
If you have insurance, ask your agent about a homeowner’s coverage known as additional living expense or ALEcoverage. Additional living expense (ALE) coverage is a type of insurance included within homeowners policies. ALE coverage reimburses the insured for the cost of maintaining a comparable standard of living following a covered loss that exceeds the insured’s normal expenses prior to the loss. (source: https://www.irmi.com/online/insurance-glossary/) With ALE, you can find housing for your family comparable to what you are used to while your home is being repaired after something like a hailstorm.
Do you have ALE coverage?
f you have ALE coverage, ask about corporate housing. Corporate housing professionals can help you find the temporary living space that will give you ample room to live while you waiting for contractors to make your home livable again. Corporate housing providers will negotiate the lease, set up all utilities, your cable and internet, and rent furniture. At Capri, we relieve your burden of wondering where to live, so you can focus on picking up the pieces after a natural disaster.
In areas like Del Rio, insurance adjusters may not know that corporate housing is available. We at Capri have experience helping people through the difficulties of property loss. Often, insurance companies will let you choose your housing provider. You just need to let them know!
Even if you don’t choose a company like Capri, know that you have options other than staying in a hotel. Fully serviced Short term rentals provide more space and comfort, especially in a time of property loss.
If you have been hit with disaster, call us and see how we can help you. You can reach us at 830-768-7799.SAM_1191