Employees of Endicott Interconnect Technologies participated in the United Way’s annual “Day of Caring” on Friday September 7th 2012. EI had four teams, comprised of 22 people, participating in both the Friday and Saturday activities. Completed projects included: landscaping and yard work at Kopernick Observatory, painting and maintenance at Catholic Charities, painting at the United Way building and maintenance at Camp Tuscarora. “To me, community based efforts are the most rewarding, the most heartfelt, and usually the most effective way of making local improvements. The United Way’s ‘Day of Caring’ is a great way for people to give back to the community. I am proud of our company’s volunteers, who gave their time to help complete community projects that otherwise would not be done,” said Ken Spink, Director of Quality and United Way Coordinator at EI.
“Day of Caring” is an annual, community-wide volunteer event coordinated by the United Way of Broome County. It was planned to commemorate the volunteers and heroes who responded to the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City and the other horrific events of September 11, 2001, and to remember the victims who lost their lives. The focus is on serving others and building the community, making it a better place for everyone to live. This year, forty-four non-profit agencies registered projects for the event and a total of eighty-eight projects were registered across the community. Sixty three local businesses offered employees to help with nearly 1,000 volunteers donating their time.