WAVE 3 Editorial – October 4, 2011: We CARE

By Ken Selvaggi
WAVE 3 Vice President & General Manager

Louisville area businesses outdo each other when it comes to volunteer service and community outreach. They care. They serve. They lead.

Cheers to Republic Bank for envisioning and executing the We CARE Awards and a salute to the 39 finalists this year and seven companies selected as winners.

Kudos to the employees of Humana, who have logged over 130,000 volunteers hours for more than 1,500 nonprofits the past four years and Costco employees who provided 550 backpacks to low income students this year in Jefferson county Public Schools this year and vote on a charity or organization to serve each month.

Cheers to Galen College of Nursing whose faculty, staff and students logged 7,000 hours of community service and donated nearly $50,000 to non-profits and Trover Solutions employees who volunteered over 3300 hours of their time and donated over 175,000 this past year to 43 different organizations.

Cheers to 120 Brown-Forman employees who serve in a board capacity for a nonprofit and to the 85 employees who created the first ever fall festival at the Home of the Innocents.

Cheers to employees of the Louisville Water Company who donated $166,000 and over 5,400 volunteer hours and 75 of the employees of O'Shea's Family of Pubs who aided Alabamians with tornado relief and others who helped in giving away 300 bikes for children in impoverished neighborhoods in our area.

From law firms, like We CARE winner McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, to auto groups, like Sam Swope with 100% employee involvement with Metro United Way, our region is fortunate to have businesses who care and we are all the better for it.

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