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GE Appliances delivers over 1,000 backpacks to Jefferson County students

More than 1,000 backpacks were stuffed with school supplies for Jefferson County students in need.Employees from GE Appliances and Metro United Way assembled the backpacks at Appliance Park in Louisville on Friday. The event was part of the company’s annual Fall Volunteer Project Day. Each October, hundreds of GEA employees participate in more than a dozen volunteer service projects throughout Louisville. However, things were a bit different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company set up socially distanced stations in its parking lot so employees could still take part in service events. In addition to stuffing backpacks, employees took part in drive-thru donation drop-offs for clothes, food, and household products. “This year the community needs us more than ever, so I thought it was really important that we find a way to get out there and give back. That’s who we are. We’ve been creative all year about how we meet the needs of customers, so we need to do the same thing. How do we meet the needs of our community in a way that we can in keeping people safe, but getting out there and giving back,” said Kevin Nolan, President & CEO of GEA.Other nonprofits that benefited from the fall volunteer project include Family Scholar House, Dare to Care Food Bank and Hope Scarves.

More than 1,000 backpacks were stuffed with school supplies for Jefferson County students in need.

Employees from GE Appliances and Metro United Way assembled the backpacks at Appliance Park in Louisville on Friday.

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The event was part of the company’s annual Fall Volunteer Project Day. Each October, hundreds of GEA employees participate in more than a dozen volunteer service projects throughout Louisville.

However, things were a bit different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company set up socially distanced stations in its parking lot so employees could still take part in service events. In addition to stuffing backpacks, employees took part in drive-thru donation drop-offs for clothes, food, and household products.

“This year the community needs us more than ever, so I thought it was really important that we find a way to get out there and give back. That’s who we are. We’ve been creative all year about how we meet the needs of customers, so we need to do the same thing. How do we meet the needs of our community in a way that we can in keeping people safe, but getting out there and giving back,” said Kevin Nolan, President & CEO of GEA.

Other nonprofits that benefited from the fall volunteer project include Family Scholar House, Dare to Care Food Bank and Hope Scarves.

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