The Community Food Bank will be one of many worthy organizations given a helping hand on October 8, 2009 when Actus Lend Lease, part of the Lend Lease Group, holds their annual Community Day.
Lend Lease Community Day encourages all Lend Lease employees around the world to give something back to the communities in which they live and work. World wide, other Lend Lease groups completed Community Day activities on Sept 24, 2009.
Employees nominate their own project and create small teams to work with the community group or cause. Activities can include helping senior citizens, the homeless people, people with disabilities, the environment, working with children/youth and animals.
Community Day is about using employees’ time, energy and skills, and the experience helps to create a strong team spirit, and employees unanimously agree – this is an immensely rewarding experience.
Around 30 employees from the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base location of the Lend Lease Group will converge on the Community Food Bank farm in Marana and warehouse in Tucson on October 8 to weed gardens, pick produce, and pack food boxes.
Vicki Becker, team leader of the group, said the Community Food Bank project was chosen because of a commitment to develop enduring relationships with solid organizations that have a positive impact on the community.
“Actus Lend Lease and Soaring Heights Communities are proud to be a part of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and Tucson. We are committed to preserving the places in which we do business. Volunteering with the food bank helps us to preserve our community for future generations, financially, environmentally and socially. We have begun what we hope to be a long-term relationship with the Community Food Bank that will encompass an ongoing virtual food drive as well as other hands on projects to come,” said Vicki.
This is Lend Lease’s 14th consecutive Community Day, and since the initiative began in 1996, employees have volunteered over 425,000 hours.
For further information please contact:
Vicki Becker/ Administrative Assistant/ Actus Lend Lease LLC
Direct 520 748 3308/ fax 520 748 3323
3435 South Mustang Drive
Tucson, AZ 85708