A few weeks ago, a group of employees from Chevron reached out to me in search of a volunteer project. After some coordination, we found a few options for them—both at United Way of Salt Lake Neighborhood Centers. While both projects were valuable to our community, one was clearly less demanding than the other was. I fully expected the Chevron employees to choose the project that took place inside an air-conditioned school, but Chevron didn’t want to take the easy road; they wanted to put their brawn to work.
The staff at Kearns Junior High needed volunteers to help tear up flooring, help clean up the courtyard, and help with other maintenance projects before school started. For nearly five hours, the Chevron volunteers did just that, without a gripe. When I visited them at the school, I chatted with a member of the maintenance staff who spoke highly of the volunteers, and stressed that they simply would not have completed these critical projects without their help—resources were too thin.
On behalf of United Way of Salt Lake and Kearns Junior, we want to thank the Chevron employees for stepping up and volunteering boldly on that hot summer day. We appreciate your partnership and thank you for LIVING UNITED!