On Friday June 12th, twenty eight people from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care volunteered their time at one of HMEA’s group residences in Swansea Massachusetts. This wonderful team of volunteers worked all day in the heat – staining the handicap ramps, weeding and planting gardens, putting down stone for staff to park on, and painting the staff office and hallway. Not only did they volunteer their time, they also purchased all of the plants, mulch and gravel for the project. Our landscaping crew from Plainville Employment worked alongside them in the garden beds. Everyone enjoyed a cookout together to top off a great day.
Although we believe their time and effort is immeasurable, we cannot dismiss the value of their volunteer time. The total man hours equaled 204 hours which, by national standards, is worth $5,508. This was their second year volunteering at Oak Street.