Workers from Verizon will be volunteering at the Hugh J Boyd School in Seaside Heights

As the Jersey Shore continues to rebuild following Hurricane Sandy, nearly 200 workers from Verizon will donate time today to help work on repairs at the Hugh J Boyd School.

Employees from the Verizon Leadership Development Program, along with senior leaders from Verizon, participate in a day of volunteer work at the school, organized by Jersey Cares.  Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers also will be on hand.  The volunteers will paint classrooms; remove weeds and plant flowers around the school; build new picnic tables to create an outdoor learning environment; paint planter murals and paint line games on the school’s blacktop to be used during recess; and build new benches to be installed along the Seaside Heights boardwalk.

Hurricane Sandy affected everyone in New Jersey in some way, and this project gives our employees a great chance to contribute their time and talents to getting Hugh J. Boyd Jr. Elementary School back into shape.....Through our partnership with Jersey Cares, Verizon is able to give its employees opportunities to support our communities ~ Jayne Mayer, director of employee engagement at the Verizon Foundation.

Jersey Cares, a Newark-based nonprofit organization that coordinates volunteer opportunities and promotes civic engagement throughout  New Jersey, worked with the Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon, to plan the volunteer event and to lead the day’s activities.

On behalf of the citizens of Seaside Heights, I want to thank Verizon and Jersey Cares for their volunteer efforts at Hugh J. Boyd Jr. Elementary School.  While our community continues to recover from the effects of Sandy, the dedicated work of these volunteers shows that Seaside Heights is on its way back and will be better than ever ~ Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers also will be on hand.

 

The volunteers are part of an elite group of newly hired college graduates at Verizon who were chosen to be part of the Verizon Leadership Development Program.  The individuals represent the next generation of leaders for Verizon and are committed to being good corporate citizens and giving back to the communities that Verizon serves.