LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Oct. 15, 2015—On October 16 over 500 volunteers from GE Appliances will embark on a revitalization project in the Park Hill neighborhood. Community partners include the Metro United Way, Keystone Learning Academy, Louisville Metro Housing Authority, and Metro Parks & Recreation.
Initially, GE partnered with the Metro United Way Excellence Academy program to install a natural playground at Keystone Learning Academy. After inspecting the project site, the GE Volunteers expanded the scope to include updating the surrounding baseball field, and basketball court. The nearby Parkway Place Housing area will also receive improvements, as will the Park Hill Community Center.
“With a group as large as ours, we knew we could do more to really transform the neighborhood,” said Julie Tisera, GE Volunteers Council Leader.
In addition to the volunteer project, GE employees donated over 1,000 preschool books during a 2-week employee giving campaign to benefit multiple Metro United Way Excellence Academy early learning centers. A big part of the campaign focuses on early childhood education and kindergarten readiness.
“Wrapping up our employee giving campaign with a volunteer project is a great way for our employees to directly see the benefit of giving in the community,” said Tisera.
GE Appliances is committed to improving the communities where we live and work. Last year alone, GE volunteers logged over 14,000 hours of community service.
About GE Appliances
GE Appliances is at the forefront of building innovative, energy-efficient appliances that improve people’s lives. GE Appliances’ products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems and water heaters. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information on GE Appliances, visit www.ge.com/appliances.