Many Organizations Benefit from Comcast Care Day Volunteers
May 1, 2015
by Len Lathrop
Since 2001, Comcast Care Days have seen more than 600,000 volunteers contribute an estimated 3.7 million hours of service at various local community sites nationwide. The Comcast facility, 5 Executive Dr. in Hudson, was a sea of green as approximately 240 volunteers gathered to help MooreMart, a nonprofit that has shipped more than 70,000 packages to soldiers in hotspots in the Middle East and Africa over the last 10 years.
The volunteers processed donated supplies from various Comcast offices throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Within two weeks the 2,400 boxes, assembled on Saturday and throughout the prior week and other facilities, will be shipped to soldiers currently serving. Hudson residents Deborah and Ted Luzsey, members of the Walmart Board of Directors, were on hand to facilitate the packing. Springtime packages were quite a bit different from the Christmas packages that Walmart sends; the one big addition was a s’mores kit for Memorial Day. They also included standard items that are shipped routinely, such as dental kits, socks and granola bars.
In a different room at the Comcast facility, many children of Comcast employees were writing cards and drawing pictures that were also included for the soldiers overseas. MooreMart’s founder Judge Paul Moore and family where on-site assisting and offering encouragement and thanking everybody for the effort. In New Hampshire, Comcast has 1,500 employees who on the Comcast Day of Caring worked at various facilities across the state. They were at the Salem Animal Rescue League and the Police Athletic League in Nashua, as well as many other projects.