Charleston, S.C. (September 8, 2011) – SCE&G employees will be painting, cleaning, landscaping and performing construction work to renovate a transitional housing facility in North Charleston as part of Trident United Way’s 12th Annual Day of Caring event on Friday, Sept. 9 from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
More than 135 employees will volunteer their time at Tri-County Family Ministries at 3349 Rivers Ave. as well as a nearby apartment building they are renovating on Reynolds Avenue. Tri-County Family Ministries is a non-profit organization that provides food, clothing, medical care, counseling, transportation, shelter, financial assistance and other services for the less fortunate in the Lowcountry.
The apartment building was constructed in the early 1900s as a fire station, and SCE&G employees will be helping with renovations in this building for a counseling center and a chapel, as well as other maintenance, weatherization, construction and outdoor landscape work.
“We are excited about helping Tri-County Family Ministries with this project,” said Liz Stuart, an engineer with SCE&G’s electric operations. “One of SCE&G’s key values is to serve our community, and we all feel great about giving our time and talents to renovate this building so it can serve families in their time of need.”
The Trident United Way’s Day of Caring is the largest per capita in the nation. SCE&G employees will join with about 7,500 other volunteers who will be working at other sites in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties during this day-long event to help area non-profit agencies.
A member of SCE&G’s Energy Team performed a Home Energy Check-up on the facility (http://www.sceg.com/en/energywise-and-save/tools-and-services/in-home-checkup/default.htm), visually inspecting windows and doors, caulking, weather stripping, insulation levels and heating and cooling systems. “The teams will be helping with some of the weatherization recommendations based on this check up,” Stuart said.
Most volunteers come as part of teams from their jobs. “Some of our employees have specific skills they can offer in carpentry, HVAC, and painting.” Stuart said.
SCE&G employees regularly volunteer in their local communities. "Whether it’s serving as a mentor and lunch buddy for school age children, participating in Adopt-A-Waterway and Adopt-A-Highway efforts, or delivering meals to those in need through Meals On Wheels, our dedicated employees are committed to improving the quality of life in the areas where our customers and employees live and work," said Cathy Love, vice president of communications and planning.
To learn more about SCE&G’s involvement in the communities it serves, visit http://www.sceg.com/en/my-community/.