Spartanburg Water employees volunteer during annual service day

Published 10:00 pm Friday, April 29, 2016


Nearly 120 Spartanburg Water employees and their family members volunteered almost 500 combined hours at area non-profits during the utility’s annual Day of Service recently. Projects included construction, gardening, food preparation and service, as well as organizing and sorting donations, said David Crosby, Spartanburg Water’s volunteer coordinator.


The Day of Service highlighted these five non-profits: Hope Center for Children; Hub City Farmers Market; Spartanburg Soup Kitchen; TOTAL Ministries; Upstate Family Resource Center.


Spartanburg Water partnered with the United Way of the Piedmont to assist and organize their annual Day of Community Service. A committee made up of Spartanburg Water employees led this effort in identifying focus areas and team leaders for each project.


“The Day of Service represents two things: Our mission as an organization and, more important, our employees’ willingness to embrace and exemplify that mission by their own service,” said Sue Schneider, Chief Executive Officer of Spartanburg Water. “I’m honored and humbled by the work that each contributed to our efforts. Our community, which we all share, is made better by this kind of passion and participation.”


-Submitted by Lisa Oliphant