On Saturday February 20, several SECO Energy employees and area high school students volunteered for the United Way Day of Caring project for Marion County at Children’s Home Society in downtown Ocala. The volunteers were led by Kathy Judkins, SECO’s Deputy Director of Civic, Charitable & Government Affairs and Madison Mahoney, Youth United Way Community Service Co-Chair.
Children’s Home Society assists thousands of Florida children and families each year. The organization offers adoption assistance, aids and recruits foster parents and provides counseling services to kids, teens and families in need.
SECO employees and other volunteers assisted in power washing the front of the house, the porch, and driveway. They also planted flowers, washed windows, trimmed hedges and cleaned the yard. The SECO employee volunteers include Tanya Mikeals, Vincent Thomas, Tracey Johnston, Roslyn Smith, Janica Beard, and Audra Guydeen.
Judkins’ has a very strong personal belief in giving back to the community and she is honored to work for a company that encourages employees to volunteer in the community. “I am so grateful that SECO not only encourages altruism among employees, but also facilitates opportunities to volunteer. My co-workers and I are thankful that we were able to help an organization like Children’s Home Society that does vital work for thousands of people throughout Florida,” said Judkins.
“On behalf of Children’s Home Society, I want to thank every volunteer who generously gave of their time and talent,” said Susan E. Reese, Administrative Supervisor. Reese added, “The volunteers did an awesome job on Saturday. They arrived ready, willing and able to take on these projects and the results of their hard work is very much appreciated.”
Concern for community is a key cooperative principle, and SECO Energy is dedicated to making a positive difference in the communities we serve.
Visit unitedway.org to learn about how you can be a part of United Way’s community of volunteers.