Atlanta Gas Light Company Volunteers Celebrate MLK Day With Children from CHRIS Homes
January 16, 2003
WHO: Atlanta Gas Light Company's V-Force (volunteer force) and 75 children from CHRIS Homes, a mental health program that operates group homes for children who have been abused and neglected.
WHAT: Painting murals. Building a stage. Planting pansies. Organizing the library. These tasks won't be chores but labors of love as Atlanta Gas Light Company volunteers team up with 75 children from CHRIS Homes to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The activities are part of Hands On Atlanta's 10th anniversary MLK Service Summit.
WHEN: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Day
WHERE: John Hope Elementary School, 1255 Capitol Ave., across from the King Center
WHY: Throughout the 150-year history of Atlanta Gas Light Company, employees have been dedicated to improving their communities. These volunteer efforts were re-organized as the V-Force three years ago on MLK Day to focus on three main areas: education, community enrichment and environmental stewardship. The V-Force works with kids from CHRIS Homes throughout the year.
The V-Force is under the leadership of Debra Furtado, AGLC director, Diversity and Volunteer Outreach, 404-584-4774. Beth Reese, AGLC vice president, Finance and Business Innovation, serves on the board of CHRIS Homes.