Alcoans Coming Together In Our Neighborhoods
by Darcy Fargo
On Saturday, May 18, 13 Alcoa employees spent four hours volunteering at the Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club as part of an Alcoans Coming Together In Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) event. The employees mixed and poured cement as part of a fencing project, prepared the fence for later assembly, weeded flower boxes and planted flowers, cleaned and painted protective window coverings, helped sort and clean items in the Club’s storage sheds, and swept the parking lot.
ACTION events are initiated and organized by Alcoa employees on behalf of regional not-for-profit organizations. The May 18 ACTION event was championed by Alcoans Sharon Cree and Nanci Ransom. In addition to Cree and Ransom, volunteers included Alcoa employees Ronda McGraw, Sue Flynn, Kevin Flynn, Debbie Solomon, Valerie Mitchell, David Decilles, Curtis Jacobs, Wilbur Herne, June Hitsman, Darcy Fargo and Tracey Sheets.
The Alcoa employees were joined at the event by their spouses and family members, members of the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club staff and board, as well as three U.S. Border Patrol employees.
To recognize the ACTION effort, Alcoa Foundation will give $3,000 to the Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club.