CLEVELAND … More than 400 employees and retirees of diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will volunteer at three locations on the east side of Cleveland on Thursday, Sept. 22, and Friday, Sept. 23, in conjunction with United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Days of Caring. Volunteers will visit the East End Neighborhood House, 2749 Woodhill Road; the Harvard Community Services Center, 18240 Harvard Ave.; and Garden Valley Neighborhood Home, E. 71st St. and Kinsman Avenue, to provide painting, landscaping, plumbing, flooring and drywall installation, replacement of external doors, removal of old equipment and files, and many other services.
Eaton’s United Way campaign chairman, Craig Reed, senior vice president, Supply Chain Management, said, “Just as we in the Eaton Community work together to build a quality organization, United Way works together with volunteers, local agencies and companies like Eaton to raise the quality of life for our region. This year, we will continue our support of United Way Days of Caring by assisting three organizations that provide crucial services to their neighborhood communities.”
The East End Neighborhood House has been at the center of the Woodland Hills and Buckeye community since 1907, providing community-based services to individuals and families. Programs include System of Care, focusing on social services that build and sustain the family unit; East End Individual Learning Center, which encourages high expectations for children through cultural awareness, independence, choice and problem solving; and seniors programs that include transportation, home-delivered meals and social activities.
Harvard Community Services Center, in partnership with other organizations, offers workshops and community-based programs that introduce and teach healthy lifestyles; conducts home visiting to provide parents with information and support in the early development of their children; works with residents and community leaders to address neighborhood concerns and home ownership issues; and offers many other community services.
Garden Valley Neighborhood Home, at the corner of E. 71st St. and Kinsman Avenue, provides support services for seniors, food bank collection and distribution, workshops and training in the trades for simple construction projects and other community-based programs.
“This is Eaton’s 11th year of organizing a Day 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 the many ways Eaton Corporation supports our community through United Way. East End Neighborhood House, Harvard Community Services Center and Garden Valley Neighborhood Home will benefit from the strength and number of volunteers who commit a day to improving these community centers. The volunteers will benefit from the reward of knowing they made our community a little better through their generous donation of time and labor.”
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 216 programs and three federated agencies. 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.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, 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 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.
John McCaulley, On-Site (216) 577-1658