Last month, a group of six Xylem Watermark volunteers from the Xylem Madrid site participated in a unique activity for the Watermark program, scuba diving into the marine depths and cleaning the seabed of la Ria de Pontevedra-Arosa along the coast of northern Spain.
250 community projects and 7,300 volunteer hours completed during CIT Cares Month
NEW YORK, July 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) today announced the results of its annual employee volunteer initiative, CIT Cares Month. Throughout June, more than 250 community projects were completed by 1,900 volunteers over 7,300 hours across 18 locations to make a difference.
The team from Xylem Watermark in Morton Grove, IL has been hard at work in their local community. Twenty-five Watermark volunteers recently helped clean up a section of Lincoln Creek, which carries water away from Downtown Milwaukee. While doing so, they helped monitor water quality and shared their data as part of the EarthEcho Water Challenge. In addition to 30 garbage bags of trash, the team also removed an automobile bumper and two shopping carts, highlighting the importance of keeping our waterways clean.
As more employees look to work at organizations that embed Purpose at their core, employee engagement around social and environmental initiatives becomes even more critical for leading brands. In fact, 71 percent of employees say they want their company to provide opportunities for them to help make a positive impact.
To provide the community with accessible horticulture, the Sands Cares and Sands ECO360 teams partnered with Penn State Extension, Lehigh and Northampton County 4-H, and the Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem to build planting beds for the Lynfield Community Center in Bethlehem.
“The partnership just made sense,” said Susan Stachowski, community relations coordinator at Sands Bethlehem. “With all of our combined resources, we were able to put financial backing, manpower, and education toward this initiative.”
Employee volunteers from Xylem, Inc. have been instrumental in helping Houston Habitat for Humanity respond to Hurricane Harvey. In total, 100 Xylem volunteers have contributed over 300 hours of their time doing everything from raising the walls for the house, making sure the roof is in place, and even laying down shingling at the end of the project. This support helped Houston Habitat for Humanity finish two full houses while advancing others to later stages of the build cycle.
May is Duke Energy in Action volunteer month. In 2018, Duke Energy Florida introduced its “31x31: Championing 62 Causes in May” program. Our employees hosted 62 community employee engagement activities during the 31 days in the month of May. Employees participated in a wide variety of events while partnering with local non-profit or community organizations.
These are just a few of the numbers that showcase the impact of Duke Energy In Action Month. This year, we had a record-breaking month, with a 92% increase in the number of volunteers and a 95% increase in the number of hours logged. An annual initiative during the month of May, Duke Energy In Action Month mobilizes employees across our service footprint to volunteer their time in the communities we serve.
In 2017, Las Vegas Sands established The Sheldon G. and Dr. Miriam Adelson Citizenship Award presented by Sands Cares, an annual honor to recognize Team Members across all regions who have demonstrated dedication to giving back to their communities and important causes. The award was created to honor the Adelson family’s legacy of philanthropy and service.