CenturyLink employees volunteer more than 1,500 hours across 12 states

Each April, in honor of National Volunteer Week, we encourage employees to help their communities through projects as part of our CenturyLink Celebrates Volunteerism day of service.

On April 22, 240 CenturyLink employees, friends and family members across 12 states volunteered more than 1,500 hours in a variety of projects serving food banks, animal shelters, youth organizations, beautification projects, recycling efforts and much more.

Giving back to our communities is a part of our employees’ daily routine. Throughout the year, we have employees serving as mentors, supporting arts initiatives, working with families in crisis, helping care for animals and much more. They volunteer as part of CenturyLink team projects, individually or with friends and family and we support their efforts through our Matching Time Grant program which allows employees to earn a grant of $500 twice a year for the non-profits they volunteer with.

Thank you to all of our employees who gave their time to support this effort.

Highlights to honor National Volunteer Week include the following:

National Volunteer Week Projects - Monroe, LA
In CenturyLink’s Headquarters community, Monroe, LA, employees participated in several projects supporting a local food bank, wildlife refuge and animal shelter and helped with landscaping at the new wheelchair accessible Smiles Park.
National Volunteer Week Projects - CO
More than 150 CenturyLink employees, family and friends joined together to support 9 community projects including a build in Sheridan Square, the largest development in Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver’s history. Located on a 4.35-acre former elementary school site in the City of Sheridan, Habitat’s plans include the construction of 63 energy-efficient homes built over the course of four years.
National Volunteer Week Projects - AZ
A group of 200 Phoenix, AZ area CenturyLink employees, friends and family members joined forces to support Pat’s Run to honor local hero Pat Tillman.
National Volunteer Week Projects - MN
The Alliance of Black Telecommunications Professionals, Minnesota chapter, organized the computer, arts & crafts and game rooms at the Twin Cities Boys & Girls Club in Minneapolis, MN. 
CenturyLink volunteers in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington accepted and sorted donations of electronics dropped off by community members at two collection sites for their E-Cycle projects. Depending on their condition, all of the electronics will be recycled or refurbished for use by low income families.

For more information about CenturyLink's commitment to the communities where we live and work, visit our Corporate Social Responsibility page.

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