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ExxonMobil volunteers give a helping hand throughout Hunterdon

NJ.com on October 06, 2015 at 3:57 AM

ExxonMobil volunteers spent a week, painting, landscaping, sorting food and delivering meals and harvesting for non-profit agencies throughout Hunterdon County. Sponsored and organized by United Way of Hunterdon County with volunteers from ExxonMobil’s Clinton site, the Week of Caring is an annual event and unique opportunity for volunteers to go to local United Way Community Partner agencies to work on various service projects.

Nearly 300 volunteers from ExxonMobil rolled up their sleeves and changed into work gloves and boots to help organizations and see firsthand the work of Community Partner agencies that benefit from the annual United Way Campaign. At the Clinton site, ExxonMobile employees built sheds and made holiday cards and bags. (courtesy photo)

This year the volunteers gave SAFE in Hunterdon’s counseling center a makeover, did preventative maintenance at Arc of Hunterdon’s Point Breeze facility; delivered meals for Meals on Wheels;, harvested sweet corn, apples and peaches for America’s Grow-A-Row and sorted at NORWESCAP. Back at the ExxonMobil Clinton site, employees built sheds and made holiday cards and bags.

“We are thrilled when companies take part in a Day of Caring but setting aside an entire week to become part of the change in action is one of the many reasons why ExxonMobil’s Clinton site continues to earn our annual Spirit of Caring Award,” explains Bonnie Duncan, CEO of United Way of Hunterdon County. “We are fortunate to have such a dedicated company in our community. They bring to life the motto of Great Things Happen When We Live United.” Duncan added.

United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, and health. Those interested in exploring volunteer opportunities, call the United Way of Hunterdon County at 908-782-3414 o