Editor's note: when employees from local businesses volunteer their time to help fellow neighbors, it is truly heartwarming. Here, employees from Charter Communications in Stamford, travel to New Milford to work on a residential home in dire need of repair. This is a follow up to our October 13 story. Way to go Charter!
More than 25 Charter Communications employees came together this past Saturday and volunteered their time to make a difference in the life of Linda Reed, a local homeowner in the Fort Hill neighborhood of New Milford. This in support of the company’s national philanthropic initiative, Charter our Community, a program that seeks to improve 25,000 unsafe and unhealthy homes in the Charter footprint by 2020.
In conjunction with the local affiliate – Rebuilding Together Litchfield County – of Charter our Community’s national partner Rebuilding Together, Charter volunteers performed critical repairs to the Reed home. These renovations included carpentry, installation of new light fixtures, gutter cleaning, painting, landscaping, installing a new mail box and the removal of debris from the yard and basement.
The New Milford Charter our Community event not only had a positive impact on the Reed family , but Charter employees greatly benefitted from the uplifting experience. One of the Charter volunteers, Mark, commented, “It felt good to make someone’s life a little better.”
Clason Reed III, Linda’s son, was on site helping the Charter Communications and Rebuilding Together teams. “I am grateful you were able to help myself and my mother,” said Reed III. “We have been wanting to do these home renovations for years. We are really appreciative of Charter’s help.”
Martin Landgrebe, Judge of Probate, New Milford stopped by the event and met with the Reeds and Charter Communications and Rebuilding Together teams. “This is a fantastic opportunity for Mrs. Reed with the involvement of Charter Communications and Rebuilding Together.” Landgrebe explains. “Charter has been phenomenal and looking around and seeing all the enthusiasm from the volunteers that are here is great. I think it’s a fantastic event and we really appreciate Charter coming out to our community.
The Charter our Community program was created to improve the lives of residents in need while offering opportunities for Charter employees to take an active role in strengthening the communities where they live and work. Since launching in late 2014, Charter Communications has improved more than 580 homes.
For more information on Charter our Community, including ways to get involved, request assistance for homeowners in need and safe and healthy home tips, please visit CharterOurCommunity.com.