AFL Associates Worldwide Give Back to their Commun
Spartanburg, SC – Each year, AFL associates around the world participate in a Month of Service, engaging in projects that support communities and invest in the future. Held throughout the month of April, seven AFL locations volunteered at organizations to support and better their community. These volunteer projects included food and clothing drives, clean up, restoration and many more projects to reach those in need.
“As one of our core values, community engagement is in our DNA,” commented Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “All over the world, AFL associates on six continents understand the importance of volunteerism and are eager to participate in their community. Each year I am amazed at how committed associates are to giving back to the greater community.”
AFL associates in Spartanburg volunteered their time on two Habitat for Humanity® CEO Builds, helping on homes for local low income families. At both events, associates painted, installed trim, shelving and door hardware as well as completed unfinished interior and exterior work. Alongside participating in Habitat for Humanity, associates also held two collection drives, donating gently used purses, scarves, jewelry and accessories to “Purses for a Purpose” and donating gently used or new books to “Leadership Spartanburg” to support several nonprofit organizations in the area.
A team of AFL associates in Duluth, Georgia donated 15 shoeboxes to United Way’s Shoebox Project, a project in support of homeless women and children. The shoeboxes contained many basic supplies, including soap, hair care products, socks, sun protection and more.
AFL associates in Belmont, NH and Lowell, MA volunteered at the Lowell Transitional Living Center (LTLC) and The Belknap House, organizations that serve homeless women and children in their communities. Volunteers helped with renovations to The Belknap House and assisted in organizing donated clothes for those living at the LTLC.
In Australia and New Zealand, AFL locations partnered with the Fiji Seniors Club to serve their broader community by holding a clothing drive for their Fijian neighbors whose community has been devastated by the recent cyclone. Associates donated 330 pounds of containers full of clothing, blankets, books and stationery.
AFL Europe locations volunteered their time and served their local communities through various causes. Associates in Milton Keynes, UK volunteered at a local food bank, unloading boxes of donations, organizing food by date and distributing food to those in need. Associates in Brno, Czech Republic spent a Saturday cleaning the quarry in Brno, a popular area where many in the community spend their free time.
A team of 22 AFL associates from the Mexico location participated in the Metroplex Park Rehabilitation project, painting and restoring waste cans, benches and playground equipment.
AFL has an extensive Community Outreach Program that provides grants to nonprofit organizations, encourages associates to serve in their communities, provides disaster relief and sponsors various events in the community, plus much more. For additional information on AFL and its community initiatives, visit www.AFLglobal.com.
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, factory, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.
Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com.
Community Relations Manager