As public servants, we here at PWSA understand the importance of giving back to the communities our customers – and many of us – call home.
Our Technology Services team recently modeled that commitment by volunteering with Strip District Neighbors, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting economic development and a high quality of life while preserving and enhancing the integrity and character of the Strip District.
For about two hours on a recent, sunny Friday afternoon, 17 Technology Services teammates took to Penn Avenue and nearby side streets to pick up trash and litter. Representatives from Strip District Neighbors were very appreciative, mentioning it can be hard to get volunteers to perform what can be dirty or underappreciated work.
The team is also in the midst of a food drive to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, so far raising around $300 worth of food and supplies for those in need.
To support these kinds of volunteer efforts, PWSA provides volunteer time off to many of its employees. Our goal in doing so is to cultivate a workplace culture that enhances and serves the communities in which we live and work; create community engagement opportunities that are meaningful, purposeful, and help those in need; and enrich and inspire the lives of our employees.
Thank you to the Technology Services team for taking the time to give back to our region in this way!