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For Release: September 22,1995
NOTE TO EDITORS: 95-63N
MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER HOLDS FIRST COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY SATURDAY
More than 120 employees of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and their families will assemble Saturday to assist with a variety of charitable community projects.
As part of the Marshall Centers first Community Service Day, volunteers will be distributed among six locations within Madison County from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will refurbish two homes for Habitat for
Humanity; refurbish two homes belonging to elderly for CASA; paint, renew toys and bicycles, and give clothes to children for Christmas Charities; and clean and restock the emergency relief vehicle used for disaster relief in the Tennessee Valley by the American Red Cross.
Community Service Day is designed to allow Marshall Center employees to actually help charitable organizations supported by the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), and to see first-hand how CGC organizations help those in need.
According to Renee Higgins, Marshalls chairperson for Community Service Day, the response to the request for volunteers was overwhelming.
"The very first day the request for volunteers went out we had over 70 responses," said Higgins. "It showed that Marshall is a Center that really cares about others."
"We are extremely eager to help our community in this unique way," said Higgins. "During last years CFC, Marshall had over 86 percent of its employees participating in the campaign by making monetary contributions."
Media are invited to cover the Community Service Day by visiting the work sites:
Habitat house, 2234 Kamis Street, contact: Steve Gaddis.
Habitat house, 2410 Vining Street, contact: Lydia Butler.
CASA home refurbishment, 231 Hurrican Creek, Gurley, contact: Renee Higgins or Terri Scribben.
CASA home refurbishment, 3118 West Holmes Ave., contact: Terry Mitchell.
Christmas Charities, 821 Cook Ave., contact: George Newby.
American Red Cross, 1101 Washington St., contact: Tom Guffin.