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Comcast employees to spend ‘Cares Day’ at West Leecburg VFD

Chuck Biedka
Courtesy of Comcast Cares
Courtesy of Comcast Cares
Last year, Comcast Cares Day projects were done at the Best of the Batch Foundation in Homestead, shown here; as well as at the Urban League in Northview Heights and the Frick Environmental Center.

Comcast employees, families and friends are scheduled to spend Comcast Cares Day at the West Leechburg Volunteer Fire Department and separately at Auberle, a faith-based program to help children and families in McKeesport on May 4.

The 18th annual event will begin at 8 a.m. at the fire hall on Gosser Street for general cleanup and painting. In McKeesport, Comcast and Auberle volunteers will work at 1101 Hartman St., also beginning at 8 a.m., to do outdoor landscaping, painting and chicken coop and fence construction.

“As we celebrate our 18th annual Comcast Cares Day, we are delighted to partner with Woodland Hills Foundation to give back to our local community here in West Leechburg,” said Christine Whitaker, senior vice president of Comcast’s Keystone Region.

“It is incredible to see how we can drive meaningful change by bringing together our employees, their friends and families, and our community partners, both on this day and throughout the year,” she said.”We are thankful for the participants and volunteers who continue to work to make a positive difference.”

West Leechburg Volunteer fire Chief Michael Aikins appreciates the work that will be done to the fire hall.

“Without all of the love and support from businesses and our community, we would not be a successful fire department,” Aikins said. “I would like to extend a thank you to Comcast for this wonderful opportunity for our fire department this year.”

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation also will provide grants to local partner organizations on behalf of volunteers who contribute their time on Comcast Cares Day.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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