AFL Volunteers ACT with Granite United Way

Lowell, MA and Spartanburg, SC – Ten volunteers from AFL, a leading global fiber optics manufacturer, participated in Granite United Way’s annual Day of Caring Sept. 19. Five nonprofit organizations received assistance that day from AFL associates including CornerBridge, the Laconia Conservation Commission, Pemi Youth Center, the Salvation Army and Taylor Community.
Volunteers spent the entire day painting, landscaping, organizing and cleaning for organizations. Known as an ACT (AFL Community Team), this service was combined with a $3,000 grant for Granite United Way and made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program.
“By volunteering, not only do we provide a service and learn more about a local nonprofit organization, but we are also able to give back financially to our community,” stated Kim Huckaby, community relations coordinator for AFL in Belmont, New Hampshire. “It’s a win-win!”
Each United Way region in New Hampshire and Vermont participated in the 2014 Day of Caring over a two week timeframe. Over 1200 volunteers participated throughout both states.
AFL’s Community Outreach Program consists of grants, ACT (AFL Community Team) projects, sponsorships, Take Root (a program to provide trees to communities), disaster relief and more. For more information about AFL and its community impact, visit
About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. 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, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County was organized in 1985 and is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the belief that every man, women and child should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity and safety. Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitation and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies, and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, visit
Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager