Business Engages in 9/11 Day of Service
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On this National Day of Service and Remembrance American businesses and employees are joining thousands of community volunteers in service to help those impacted by the economic recession. This impressive display of service, along with the expansion of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Together For Recovery campaign, is a response to President Obama’s 81-day "United We Serve" campaign.
Together For Recovery is an information clearinghouse that helps connect the 14 million unemployed Americans with free business offerings to help them find a job, make a mortgage payment, and access healthcare assistance. Today, the portal is expanded to include corporate citizenship in action. Nearly 50 business-driven service projects are detailed in the portal, including Allstate, ARAMARK, IBM, Intel Corporation, Office Depot Foundation, and PAETEC.
GlaxoSmithKline employees are volunteering with nearly 1,000 school children in the Harlem Children’s Zone to lead discussions about H1N1 prevention and other healthy lifestyle topics. "This is one of several GSK employee volunteer projects happening on the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, giving just a glimpse of our employees’ year-round commitment to community service,” said Bill Shore, GlaxoSmithKline director of U.S. Community Partnerships.
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