GE Aviation and United Way of Northeast Florida joined forces to celebrate GE Days of Caring March 10 and March 12, 2015. More than 150 volunteers participated in 14 different projects designed to promote goodwill and improve local campuses.
“GE Aviation demonstrates a strong commitment to the community year-round through giving and volunteering,” said Sara Ley, Crotonville Virtual University curriculum manager and community project leader. “With United Way and our Days of Caring, we’re able to maximize our impact through two dedicated days of focused community involvement.”
United Way and GE Aviation of Jacksonville have partnered together to plan GE Days of Caring for the past six years. This year’s Days of Caring were made possible by a $14,000 GE community service grant. Together, the organizations implemented projects that served more than 30 local nonprofit agencies that support United Way’s work in education, income and health.
Volunteers focused on improving schools and campuses of United Way-funded agencies, such as Children’s Home Society and Full Service Schools, as well as the home of Marion Smith, a senior resident in Nassau County. By making improvements at these sites, United Way and GE created safer and more welcoming environments for children and families to receive services that improve their quality of life.
“We sincerely appreciate GE Aviation’s long-term commitment to our community,” said Michelle Braun, president and CEO of United Way of Northeast Florida. “This active, individual engagement by these volunteers is a powerful force for positive community change.”
About United Way
United Way focuses on education, income and health – the building blocks to a good life. The organization supports measurable solutions to ensure children enter school ready to learn, students stay on track to graduation, families achieve financial stability and people have the tools to lead healthy, productive lives. More information can be found at: www.unitedwaynefl.org.
About GE Aviation
GE Aviation manufactures gas turbine engine ignition systems at their Jacksonville location. New product development and testing along with product engineering is performed on site. The Jacksonville location also repairs and completes overhauls on ignitions systems and speed sensors. GE Aviation was awarded the United Way Corporate Engagement award in 2011 and 2012.