400 Eaton volunteers to participate in United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Days of Caring event on July 8 & 9
CLEVELAND (June 30, 2010) Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will send more than 450 Eaton employees and retirees to Camp Mueller, located at 4451 Akron Peninsula Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on Thursday, July 8 and Friday, July 9 in conjunction with United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Days of Caring. Eaton volunteers plan to complete a number of projects at the camp including building a baseball field with permanent benches, replacing screens, restoring external doors and signage, wiring electricity to two cabins and the boat house, digging a trench and laying railroad ties to maintain the gravel in the driveway; tuck pointing the fireplace and chimney in the mess hall, painting buildings, cutting up dead trees to use for mulch/campfires, landscaping and mulching.
Eaton’s United Way campaign chairman Kurt McMaken, Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Treasury, said, “Eaton employees continue to exceed expectations in their giving and philanthropic efforts. At Eaton, we understand that taking the lead in the community is essential to taking the lead in our industry. This year, we will continue our support of United Way and volunteer at Camp Mueller.”
Camp Mueller, a residential camp operated by Phillis Wheatley Association, was founded in 1938 to provide alternative recreational activities for inner-city children from economically- and socially-disadvantaged backgrounds outside the confines of a city environment. Today, it is one of four African-American owned and operated camps in the country. Set amongst the lush greenery of the Cuyahoga Valley Nature Preserve, Camp Mueller experiences include teambuilding and leadership activities, environmental education, overnight lodging, outdoor cooking, campfire songs and stories, hiking, basketball, volleyball, soccer and softball.
“This is Eaton’s 10th year of organizing a Days of Caring project of this magnitude,” said K. Michael Benz, United Way of Greater Cleveland President and CEO. “This tremendous volunteer project is just one of many ways Eaton Corporation supports our community through United Way. Camp Mueller will benefit from the strength and number of volunteers who commit a day to improving its grounds and the volunteers will benefit from the reward of knowing they made our community a little better through their generous donation of time and labor.”
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com .
United Way of Greater Cleveland is a leader in addressing health and human service needs through convening partnerships, funding programs and generating resources to support our community’s priorities. United Way invests in our community through more than 202 programs provided by 126 agencies throughout Greater Cleveland. Days of Caring is a volunteer activity operated through United Way of Greater Cleveland, connecting companies, organizations and individuals with United Way partner agencies for hands-on opportunities to make a difference. For more information, visit www.unitedwaycleveland.org .
Located in the Cuyahoga Valley Nature Preserve in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Camp Mueller, operated by Phillis Wheatley Association, has been a welcome retreat for African American children and adults for more than 70 years. Phillis Wheatley Association provides social, educational, recreational, cultural and supportive services to individuals and families in the Central neighborhood area of Cleveland. For more information, visit www.pwacleveland.org .