Citibank Volunteers Spruce Up 116th
The Rockaway volunteer group spent the day cleaning, painting and gardening along Beach 116th Street. They helped repaint storefronts on Beach 116th Street as well as weed, mulch and tidy up the Flight 587 Memorial and the September 11th Tribute Park.
The event was part of Citibank’s mission to help communities as it marks its 200th anniversary. Global Community Day serves as an annual opportunity for Citi employees, alumni, family and friends around the world to gather and demonstrate a shared commitment to its communities.
"For two centuries, Citi colleagues have worked to enable economic progress and support our clients on their journey from ambition to achievement," said Citi CEO Vikram Pandit in a media release. "There is no better way to celebrate our 200th anniversary than by honoring our history, embracing the future, and working together to strengthen the communities where we live and work."
About 66,000 volunteers helped out in other communities in 92 countries around the world. There were 3,000 volunteers in New York alone who worked on projects including teaching financial skills with Junior Achievement, revitalizing Hudson River Park, cleaning city beaches, assembling disaster cleanup kits with the American Red Cross, preparing summer camps for underprivileged children, building bicycles for children of military families, and restoring historic landmarks.