UCT volunteers make a difference through Community Care Day
COLUMBUS, Ohio, September 2011 - Twenty-one Home Office employees volunteered to make a difference in our community by taking part in the United Way of Central Ohio's 20th-anniversary Community Care Day.
Employees joined 60 volunteers from Franklin University and JP Morgan Chase to collect litter and spruce up Columbus' Driving Park neighborhood as part of the Keep Columbus Beautiful project. Altogether 148 bags of litter and 35 bags of recycling were collected.
Community Care Day is an annual day of service representing the largest volunteer effort in central Ohio. More than 75,000 volunteers have been mobilized over the years to provide an estimated $500,000 in equivalent labor costs to United Way member agencies, other charities, neighborhood groups and schools. This year 3,000 volunteers took on nearly 200 projects.
CEO Joe Hoffman and former Chairman of the Board Jim Walsh present a $10,000 donation to Theodoros Teknos, M.D., director of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at Columbus' Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (The James). UCT established an endowment fund at The James in 1990 that has grown to more than $110,000.