CN Staff Give Back During Day of Caring

By Wes Swietek
Communications QA Specialist

Thirteen Connected Nation staff members joined more than 900 other individuals July 27 to work on community service projects across southcentral Kentucky for the local United Way chapter’s Day of Caring event.

The CN contingent worked at Cumberland Trace Elementary School in Bowling Green on a variety of projects. By the end of the day, the volunteers had: sanded and painted playground equipment; built and installed a rainwater collection barrel and revolving compost bin for the school garden; painted several four-square game diagrams on the school playground; and painted markings for four of the school’s outdoor basketball courts.

“The (CN staff) have been wonderful. I have been here 15 years and this is the first time we have had the basketball courts marked,” said Cumberland Trace Principal Mary Evans.

For some of the CN staff, the project had special meaning. CN Human Resources Coordinator Meaghan Reed is a graduate of Cumberland Trace.

“The Day of Caring is a chance to give back to the people who give to us,” Reed said. “It says a lot about CN that they allow us to take a day off to give our time to someone who needs help.”

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