Jacksonville, Fla. – October 17, 2016 – As a part of the company’s tour of volunteer service events across its network this fall, many CSX employees gave up their Saturday morning to volunteer at Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School in Philadelphia, Pa. They were joined by the company’s national service partners City Year and Action for Healthy Kids, along with teachers, students and families from the school.
Together, volunteers revitalized the basketball court, landscaped the outdoor area and added new benches, and gave the gym and cafeteria a new fresh painting.
In addition, CSX partnered with the Philadelphia Horticultural Society and the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 45 riparian trees along Wissahickon Creek and 16 trees at Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School.
"We are always excited when the community shows their support for our school," said Cook-Wissahickon Principal Michael Lowe. “Our children will come to school with a learning environment that is a little bit brighter because of Saturday's efforts!"
CSX has strong ties in Philadelphia, with three major facilities and more than 200 employees currently based in the metro area. Last year, CSX hosted a service day at D. Newlin Fell Elementary School.
“Being part of Team CSX means giving back,” said Steve Salyers, Terminal Manger, CSX. “We are proud to get the opportunity to serve our community – both at volunteer events like this where we join with our neighbors and nonprofit partners, and also all year long by moving the goods that are essential to our economy.”
To see photos and posts from the event, check out social media posts with the hashtag #LocalMotive, an ongoing conversation about the company’s presence in the communities it serves through volunteerism, job creation and moving essential goods. You can view the conversation at www.beyondourrails.org/localmotive.
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).
Kaitlyn Barrett Wilson