Over two days in July 2015, staff in our Saskatchewan district installed fencing around the perimeter of a playground at Oxbow Elementary School. From a safety aspect, this was an important project for the school. In addition to providing the labour, which would have been a significant expense to the school, we also purchased the fencing material.
Our 2015 Corporate Day of Caring took place on Wednesday, May 20 at the Bowness and Parkdale campuses of Wood's Homes. More than 120 volunteers came out to help out with the upkeep and beautification of these campuses.
Over several days in the summer of 2015, Vermilion staff in France helped with the herculean task of trying to eradicate an invasive plant species along the marshy edges of Parentis Lake.
In September 2015, 36 staff participated in one of four projects in support of two local foodbanks and two branches of a well-respected conservation organization: Foodbank Harlingen, Foodbank Waalwijk, Fryske Gea Alde Feanen, and Fryske Gea Katlijk
In September 2015, 11 staff volunteered at a St. Bartholomew’s House mental health support services residence, which provides accommodation for people living with mental illness who need 24-hour support in order to live independently in the community. The team helped build a kitset chicken coop, constructed a herb garden, planted fruit trees for the residents to enjoy, and tidied up the garden beds.
Staff in our US Business Unit organized three Days of Caring in 2015. Two of these projects supported the Food Bank of the Rockies, and the other supported the Denver Boys and Girls Club.