Everyone at Cabot knows how important it is to volunteer and this past week was no exception. More than 30 employees from Cabot’s home office in Waitsfield, VT participated in the state’s 44th Annual Green Up Day celebration by cleaning up trash and debris along the Mad River on Friday, May 2.
The Cabot volunteers picked up bottles, cans, cardboard, and other refuse in and along the river and roadways depositing the garbage in special biodegradable cleanup bags. The first Green Up Day was held on April 18, 1970 and it is a tradition that continues to grow in scope and popularity with citizens across the Green Mountain State each year.
Not to be outdone by their fellow employees, another group of Cabot workers, including several who participated in the Green Up Day cleanup of the Mad River, took time to donate blood as the American Red Cross Bloodmobile visited the company’s new Waitsfield headquarters the same day.
More than a dozen employees donated blood in support of the American Red Cross. The blood-mobile is a state-of-the-art motor coach that is fully equipped to accept blood donations in a safe, hygienic mobile setting that can go virtually anywhere a bus can travel. Fun Fact: According to the American Red Cross, a single pint of donated blood can help save up to three lives.
Cabot employees and their family members also helped plant trees and shrubs along the Winooski River in Cabot on Wednesday May 7th.
This annual event is part of the Winooski Headwaters Community Project, a collaborative effort of many organizations, to help the residents to restore and protect the ecological integrity and increase enjoyment of the Winooski River.
Funding was provided by Cabot Creamery and project management by the Friends of the Winooski River. Over thirty employees and some family members joined in to make the project a complete success!
At Cabot, we believe that volunteers make every community stronger and Reward Volunteers can make life easier – and more fun – for volunteers and the organizations they serve. Reward Volunteers, an iPhone app and web widget, not only keeps track of the time you spend serving in your community by logging your volunteer hours, it also makes you and your organization eligible for cash rewards and fun, fabulous prizes. Using Reward Volunteers supports the volunteer efforts of your organization, inspires others to get involved, and brings well-earned recognition to hard-working volunteers around the country.
So join in the fun and volunteer. It’s fun and it’s good for your health! For more great ways to volunteer, visit www.rewardvolunteers.coop.