MINNEAPOLIS, May 23, 2010 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Rebuilding Together Providence today led an all-day revitalization project at the YMCA Shepard Reservation Day Camp for underprivileged children.
Honeywell donated more than $7,500 in materials and more than 50 Honeywell employees and volunteers from Oil Heat Cares and EDOS Manufacturers’ Reps, Inc. helped with the project.
“The YMCA of Greater Providence is very grateful for the employees of Honeywell, Oil Heat Cares and EDOS for their time and energy spent out at our Camp Shepard Facility,” said Paula Jacobson, Executive Director of the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA.
Today’s renovations included repairing and painting building exteriors, building new picnic tables, clearing of debris and general trail maintenance. The team also planted new flowers on the grounds.
“Through the efforts of Rebuilding Together Providence our 117 acre camping facility will be spruced up, cleaned up, shaped up and ready to go for 400 children from the city of Providence. These children are enrolled in the summer learning program at the Bailey and Lima schools and would not otherwise receive a camping experience,” said Jacobson.
“We are thrilled to be here today helping make this day camp a more comfortable place for the children who play here everyday,” said Axel Reichert, senior marketing manager for Honeywell Environmental and Combustion Controls. “We are proud to help support Rebuilding Together and the incredible work they do. We are pleased that we can be part of Honeywell’s efforts to make a positive impact on our community where we work, live and raise our families.”
Nationally, more than 4,500 Honeywell volunteers have revitalized more than 170 homes and community centers since September 2003, delivering $6 million in market value repairs.
“We are thankful to Honeywell for their ongoing support,” said Jane Eskelund, executive director of Rebuilding Together Providence. “Our organization relies on the generosity of corporations like Honeywell to help us make our communities a better place to live and play.”
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.
Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, focuses on four areas: Family Safety & Security; Housing & Shelter; Science & Math Education and Humanitarian Relief. Together with leading public and nonprofit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. For more information, please go to www.honeywell.com/hhs.
Rebuilding Together Providence (www.rebuildingtogetherprovidence.org) is the local chapter of the national organization Rebuilding Together. Rebuilding Together Providence preserves and revitalizes neighborhoods, assuring that low-income homeowners, who are elderly, disabled, and especially families with children, live in warmth, safety and independence.