National Volunteer Month Spotlight: GE Healthcare
During National Volunteer Month we are saluting some of the individuals and organizations, such as GE Healthcare, who volunteer with us. The company employs nearly 6,000 people in southeastern Wisconsin and has a robust volunteer program contributing more than 25,000 hours a year in our area. They have volunteered with our organization for the past several years. GE's employees have assisted in a variety of programs from answering phones during our phone banks to to helping out at the Oak Creek worship and community center. We spoke with Kelly Skindzelewski, GE Healthcare's Community Relations Leader, to learn more about their organization and show the impact that they have on our programs and services.
A desire to help others during the holiday season drew the team to the Army. GE Healthcare employees have been part of The Big Wrap, coat sorting, Toy Shop and in 2019 expanded their volunteering to the Oak Creek Corps since they have a facility in the neighborhood. In 2018, GE Healthcare also collected toy donations for the Army Toy Shop. The GE team typically has a group of 15 – 20 scheduled for The Salvation Army's programs. They are already signed up to help during Feed the Kids and The Big Wrap in 2020. GE Healthcare contributes hundreds of hours each year to The Salvation Army.
Kelly Skindzelewski, Community Relations Leader at GE Healthcare, said that their employees give back to the community in a variety of ways and volunteering is part of their corporate culture. "One of the reasons we keep coming back to The Salvation Army is because you make volunteering with us easy and meaningful."
Skindzelewski added, "The Salvation Army is always prepared for the volunteers and makes good use of everyone’s time. Volunteers want to be needed and to help make a difference, there is always a tangible accomplishment when volunteering with The Salvation Army. The volunteers also appreciate the good work of The Salvation Army and the programs that help the most vulnerable in our community."
The Salvation Army is so thankful for all of the time GE Healthcare donates to us, especially during some of the busiest times of the year. April is National Volunteer Month, and we wanted to share how special GE Healthcare and all of our volunteers are to us. Join us weekly throughout April to hear more about our incredible volunteers.