Nearly 800 local General Electric (NYSE:GE) employees are volunteering their time today to make a difference in the community during the 12th Annual GE Community Day across the Chicagoland area. During this day of service, GE volunteers will:
- Clean up litter and help with vegetation and habitat management at Carl Hansen Woods, part of Cook County Forest Preserves;
- Painting, planting and outdoor improvements at Family Focus;
- Complete emergency food packaging projects and salvage fruits and vegetables at the Greater Chicago Food Depository;
- Support thousands of athletes at the Special Olympics’ Spring Games; and
- Paint, beautify and fix Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center and Health Center.
“I commend GE and its employees for their generous contributions,” added Alderman Natashia Holmes of the 7th Ward. “GE sets a strong example for other organizations by giving back to the community and improving the quality of life for others.”About GE GE (NYSE:GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com. For local Chicago news on the Company, follow GE on Twitter at @GEChicago. For news and updates on Community Day, use the hashtag #GEChicago.