Originally appeared in Hamlet Hub
By: Heidi Vandenbrouck
October 24, 2015
Editor’s note: when employees from local businesses volunteer their time to help fellow neighbors, it is truly heartwarming. Here, employees from Charter Communications in Stamford, travel to New Milford to work on a residential home in dire need of repair. This is a follow up to our October 13 story. Way to go Charter!
More than 25 Charter Communications employees came together this past Saturday and volunteered their time to make a difference in the life of Linda Reed, a local homeowner in the Fort Hill neighborhood of New Milford. This in support of the company’s national philanthropic initiative, Charter our Community, a program that seeks to improve 25,000 unsafe and unhealthy homes in the Charter footprint by 2020.
In conjunction with the local affiliate – Rebuilding Together Litchfield County – of Charter our Community’s national partner Rebuilding Together, Charter volunteers performed critical repairs to the Reed home. These renovations included carpentry, installation of new light fixtures, gutter cleaning, painting, landscaping, installing a new mail box and the removal of debris from the yard and basement.
The New Milford Charter our Community event not only had a positive impact on the Reed family, but Charter employees greatly benefitted from the uplifting experience. One of the Charter volunteers, Mark, commented, “It felt good to make someone’s life a little better.”