Richmond, VA, January 25, 2008
DuPont Volunteer Efforts Lead to $1,000 Bonus for 7 Area Organizations
Leaders at the DuPont Spruance site in Chesterfield County recently presented $1,000 checks to seven area community organizations as part of the company's annual Volunteer Recognition Awards program.
The DuPont program honors company volunteers each year for their efforts by providing a financial boost to the organizations the employees volunteer with. The local effort is part of a corporate-wide, ongoing program to recognize and to promote volunteer service in the communities in which DuPont operates its facilities.
Community organizations receiving $1,000 each were: Rebuilding Together, an organization that provides volunteer home repair and improvement support to low-income homeowners; Super Kids Ministries, providing mentally challenged people a better social life through organized activities and support; Chesterfield Fire and Emergency Medical Services; Caroline County Agricultural Fair; Positive Vibe Café, providing hands-on training and meaningful employment in food services to individuals with physical and developmental disabilities; L.C. Bird High School First Robotics Club; and the Richmond Choral Society.
DuPont employees recognized for their work with these organizations were: William Hodge, Robert Thornhill, Khoa Pham, Keith Caleb, Jerry Nicholson, Sitrena Woodson, Arthur Gregory, David Bright, Stephanie Bordeaux and Genara Andrade, all part of the Rebuilding Together effort; Morris Hudgens for his work with Super Kids Ministries; Cary Outlaw, a volunteer with the Chesterfield Fire and Emergency Medical Services unit; James Tate, for his efforts with the Caroline County Agricultural Fair; Ricky Dale for volunteer work with Positive Vibe Café; Tom Estep and Pete Fundinger for their assistance with the L.C. Bird High School First Robotics Club; and Gordon Tait for his work with the Richmond Choral Society, which conducts concerts to raise money on behalf of various social service agencies that support the needy.
Spruance Plant Manager John Strait and Spruance Site Human Resources Manager Butch Campbell congratulated all seven community organizations receiving $1,000 awards from DuPont, along with the volunteers who were honored for their commitment to these organizations.