GEA Fall Volunteer project supports students and families

Oct 9th 2020

GE Appliances still finds a way to help during COVID-19.

More than 1,000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies are going to students across the region who need them.

Employees from GE Appliances (GEA) recently teamed up with Metro United Way to assemble the backpacks at Appliance Park in Louisville, Ky.

The event was part of the company's annual Fall Volunteer Project Day. Each year, hundreds of GEA employees converge on the Louisville community to participate in more than a dozen volunteer service projects.

However, because of COVID-19, the company set up socially distanced stations in its parking lot so that employees could still take part in service events. In addition to stuffing backpacks, the events included drive-thru donation drop-offs for clothes, food and household products.

"This year the community needs us more than ever, so I thought it was really important that we find a way to get out there and give back," GEA President & CEO Kevin Nolan said. "That's who we are. We've been creative all year about how we meet the needs of customers, so we need to do the same thing. How do we meet the needs of our community in a way that we can in keeping people safe, but getting out there and giving back."

Other nonprofits benefiting from the fall volunteer project at GE Appliances include Family Scholar House, Dare to Care Food Bank, and Hope Scarves.

See the highlights in the video below!