As upcoming HOG Day demonstrates, more companies are helping employees take on volunteer roles in Greenville
Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 6:00 am
By Lillia Callum-Penso
Every six weeks, Jill Mashburn spends her lunch break delivering meals as part of a Meals-on-Wheels route.
When her scheduled day arrives, the project controls engineer leaves her office at Fluor a few minutes before lunch to pick up the food. She doesn’t have to go far; the meals are waiting for her in the Fluor lobby.
After a 17-year partnership with Meals-on-Wheels, Fluor has arranged to have the hot meals delivered to its offices to make volunteering more accessible for employees. Sarah Percival, who works in community and public relations at Fluor, says that since the program’s inception, participation has grown. Now there are 150 employees, including Mashburn, who regularly participate in the food program. It is just part of Fluor’s push toward community involvement, says Percival."