Clearwater hosts 100 IBM Volunteers in honor of Big Blue’s Centennial
BEACON, NY − IBM and Hudson River Sloop Clearwater recently partnered for a unique volunteer day, “100 Volunteers for 100 years,” in honor of IBM’s Centennial Day of Service. The Centennial Day of Service is a companywide program designed for employees, retirees, and business partners to donate their time and expertise to make communities better worldwide.
On Wednesday, June 15, Clearwater welcomed 108 IBM volunteers for a full workday. IBM engineers, employees, and vice presidents tackled a variety of tasks, including building a wall mosaic, preparing the Camp Clearwater facilities, painting the White House, and clearing brush.
Clearwater appreciates the hard work and thoughtful effort of the IBM volunteers who made many important improvements and repairs to the historic property that Clearwater has called home for its administrative offices and Camp Clearwater since 2009. The Clearwater campus is located at the former University Settlement Camp, 724 Wolcott Avenue, in Beacon, NY.
“What a great synergy for Clearwater and IBM in working together to create a new generation of environmental leaders who will build sustainable, smart, Green Cities,” said Jeff Rumpf, Clearwater executive director, “We worked side-by-side with IBM employees to rebuild Camp Clearwater for kids – what a great way to celebrate 100 years of innovation and service, exactly what we will need to build a brighter more sustainable future together!”
IBM is the region’s largest employer with multiple facilities in the Hudson Valley. The June 15 volunteer day was part of IBM’s working for communities and Big Blue’s vision to “make the world not only smarter, but a better place to live,” For more information about IBM’s 100 Anniversary “Celebration of Service” program, please visit http://www.ibm.com/ibm100/us/en/?lnk=ftai