Friday, November 16, 2018

Corporate Day of Service; SAMSUNG Gives at Lorimer Nature Center

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey – New Jersey’s Audubon’s Lorrimer Nature Center was a host site for Samsung’s 8th Day of Service on Friday October 12th, a national program where 4,000 employees across the U.S. are given the day off to make a difference in their communities. Coordinated through the Bergen Volunteer Center, over 20 employees from Samsung Electronics America’s NJ office helped ensure that trails stay safe and are accessible to handicap visitors. Volunteers shouldered shovels and rakes; hauled, dumped and spread over 21 tons of trail stone, driveway stone, and wood chips making areas of the sanctuary safer for children and adults. Samsung volunteers are helping to ensure that all visitors, regardless of abilities, can enjoy the nature trails and participate in classes, tours, and events.

The work Samsung volunteers completed was monumental in impacting the Lorrimer’s Center capacity of serving those with impairments, disabilities, and handicaps. Carol Diveny, the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations of New Jersey Audubon was ecstatic to have Samsung volunteers spend their day at Lorrimer Nature Center. Diveny stated that, “This was all completed in one day--work that would have taken our nature center staff about 3 months to tackle. Thank you Samsung. You are Awesome!”

Interested in having your own corporate day of service? Contact Maureen Cameron at the Bergen Volunteer Center. 201-489-9454 ext. 204 or

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