Cayce, S.C. (April 12, 2011) – As part of National Volunteer Week, SCE&G volunteers will take part in a United Way of the Midlands service project April 12. Employees will paint inspirational quotes on the walls of the living quarters of the Carolina Children’s Home and host an ice cream social with the residents to unveil the new paintings.
"One of SCE&G’s key values is to serve our community and we’re proud to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and salute our employees who give of their time and talents throughout the year to help make our communities even better," said Cathy Love, vice president of communications and planning for SCE&G.
SCE&G employees regularly volunteer to help protect the environment, strengthen educational resources and encourage civic and community development, as well as actively participate in numerous organizations and activities dedicated to arts and culture and improvement of the health and well-being of children and adults.
"Whether it’s serving as a mentor and lunch buddy for school age children, participating in Adopt-A-Waterway and Adopt-A-Highway efforts, delivering meals to those in need through Meals On Wheels, or leading in participation of the Midlands Heart Walk, our dedicated employees are committed to improving the quality of life in the areas where our customers and employees live and work," said Love.
Employees also regularly take it upon themselves to fill a void in the community when needed. Amanda Folk, a senior analyst for SCE&G, is one such employee. She founded the Easter Basket Project to deliver Easter baskets to children of all ages at Carolina Children’s Home, Epworth Children’s Home, the Family Shelter, St. Lawrence Place, the Dickerson Center and the William S. Hall Institute. Now in its 10th year, the program enables hundreds of employees and other caring individuals from local churches and organizations to donate items for the baskets, which are then delivered to more than 300 children in the Midlands area.
"Amanda is an excellent example of the volunteer spirit that permeates our company," said Love. "Her efforts to establish and spearhead the Easter Basket Project help spread joy to children in the local community each year."
To learn more about SCE&G’s involvement in the communities it serves, visit http://www.sceg.com/en/my-community/.