For this year’s local Global Community Day, GE Capital volunteers will partner with Four Oaks, a child welfare and juvenile justice agency, at select locations around the city. These activities will take place for two weeks starting Monday May 10th. GE Capital will be at Four Oaks Smith Center installing dugouts for the ball field, landscaping, general maintenance and cleaning. The project also includes activities at “The Bridge – the Dummermuth Intergenerational Center” with landscaping & painting and more landscaping at Four Oaks affiliate; the Affordable Housing Network’s Cedar Valley Apartments.
“GE Capital has shown such great business leadership with this project. We are thrilled with their participation that will ultimately help so many at-risk children and families in this community,” said Liz Mathis, Four Oaks Chief Information Officer.
Ed Faulstick, Managing Director of GE Capital Cedar Rapids said, “Each year we try to focus our GE Volunteer team’s efforts on projects that have a direct impact on the needs of our community. Our partnering with Four Oaks this year recognizes the value that organization brings into the community and will hopefully enhance it’s impact,” said Ed Faulstick, Managing Director of GE Capital Cedar Rapids.
For the seventh straight year, GE Volunteers will launch Global Community Days. On behalf of this effort, thousands of GE employees and retirees from around the world will participate in service projects covering a variety of local issues such as education, community development, health and the environment. Crossing six continents and all GE businesses, this year hundreds of community service projects will serve tens of thousands of people in need.
“GE Global Community Days, provide an opportunity for all of GE’s people to lend a hand through a variety of service projects that make a positive impact on the communities where we live and work” said Bob Corcoran, vice president of GE Corporate Citizenship.
GE Volunteers – a group of GE employees and retirees – work to improve their local communities by donating their time and money in community-enhancement projects. Today, there are more than 175 GE Volunteer Councils located in over 45 countries around the world, each responsible for mobilizing volunteers around serious issues facing their communities.
About the GE Foundation
The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company, works to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. In coordination with its partners, it supports U.S. and international education, developing health globally, the environment, public policy, human rights and disaster relief. In addition, the GE Foundation supports GE employee and retiree giving and involvement in GE communities around the world. In 2009, the entire GE family — including businesses, employees, retirees and GE Foundation — contributed more than an estimated $220 million to community and educational programs, including more than $100 million from GE Foundation. For more information, visit www.gefoundation.com.