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UNITED WAY YEAR OF CARING: GE volunteers cultivate community connections

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What grows when a dozen volunteers tend a schoolyard garden? A lot more than just plants.

That’s what a team from GE Energy Connections learned when they pitched in to help some Western Albemarle High School students pull weeds, till soil, and plant flowers.

The students in the WAHS Environmental Studies Academy found some common ground with the role models from GE. And the volunteers grew their connections with each other. 

“We look forward to opportunities like this one to get out as a team and give back to the community. It was also a great chance to get our team together outside the office and get to know each other a bit better,” said Samy Gadalla, HR leader at GE Energy Connections. “We had fun.”

GE has been a long-term supporter with the United Way – Thomas Jefferson Area. In 2014, GE was recognized by United Way Worldwide as one of its Outstanding Strategic Partners, celebrating its long-term commitment, giving, volunteering, leadership, and employee engagement.


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