Guest Blog Post by Melissa Amador, Edison International
Volunteers from Edison International
rolled up their sleeves to help build a new
home in partnership with a Long Beach family! On Saturday, July 16, twenty-five
employees from the company put their energy into construction by working
side-by-side installing the trusses of the roof for nearly 8 hours and
successfully completed the job injury-free. Employees marveled at how this volunteer
project allowed them to give back to the
community in a meaningful way and served as
a valuable reminder of the power of teamwork.
This is not Edison International's first volunteer partnership with
Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A.’s Long Beach Neighborhood Revitalization
program. Edison is committed to five “build” days on this program and have 3
more volunteer days left this year. When the volunteer days are finally complete, a
total of 125 employees will have assisted in
constructing a new home for Enrique and Sonia Lopez and family. This
partnership is part of Edison International's 125 Days of Service commemorating
the company's 125th anniversary. Throughout the year, employees will be
donating their time and skills on numerous volunteer projects where they live and work.
Investing in local communities is important and Edison International is
pleased to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to help
make homeownership possible for hardworking, low-income families and individuals.
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