Comcast Cares Day benefits NEHS
— More than 200 adult and student volunteers converged at North East High School on Saturday and spruced up the grounds as part of the 15th annual Comcast Cares Day.
The project, which lasted approximately five hours, involved flower planting at highly visible spots on campus, mulching, painting and general maintenance. The North East High School sign at the rear entrance was one of the surfaces that got a fresh coat of paint.
Most of them clad in commemorative, green Comcast Cares T-shirts, which were given to participants as gifts, the volunteers could be seen working shovels, rakes, paint brushes and other tools. Work crews of various sizes dotted the school grounds. Many of the volunteers were students.
Comcast, a national cable
and mass media company, sponsors the Comcast Cares Day event throughout the United States. The corporation donates an undisclosed sum of money to help communities throughout the nation spruce up parks, schools, libraries and other public places.
Toward the end of Saturday’s work project at North East High School, volunteers took a break to enjoy a donated pizza lunch and then to pose for group photos, including one in which they wore red clown noses.
North East-area resident Kevin Kline, a Comcast employee who helps plan the annual Comcast Cares Day locally, pours paint into smaller containers as student volunteers wait for him to dole out the buckets.
Student volunteers plant flowers in the North East High School courtyard.