The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services in partnership with United Way presented the 2011 Gwinnett Great Days of Service Friday, September 30 and Saturday October 1, 2011. The Salvation Army Lawrenceville Corps were beneficiaries of this fantastic vision to address the needs of the Gwinnett community by engaging thousands of volunteers in completing service projects.
Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena organized 15 volunteers at our Lawrenceville Corps to address specific needs, including; cleaning the service kitchen, planting fall crops, painting picnic tables, improving nature trail and pressure washing tables and chairs.
Kevin Preast, Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena employee volunteer said, “My involvement in this project keeps me thankful for the things I have and not to take anything for granted.”
The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta is so thankful to the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena for working side-by-side with us to make a difference in our Lawrenceville Corps.
“The NBA work stoppage was a great opportunity to turn focus outward and give back to communities that we serve,” said, Phil Ebinger, CFO of the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena. “We want to expand our outreach in the areas where fans live, work and play, and The Salvation Army Lawrenceville Corps is one of them.”