CINCINNATI, Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Volunteers from CSX and its national service partners City Year, Action for Healthy Kids, and Arbor Day Foundation were joined by community and school representatives on Saturday to improve Sayler Park Elementary School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Throughout the morning, more than 100 volunteers repaired Sayler's school garden, improved the playground and outdoor areas, painted murals in the classrooms and outdoors, and planted trees to beautify the environment.
"Cincinnati is a critical part of CSX's transportation network, and we take seriously our responsibility to make a positive impact here – including helping society's youngest members," said Neal Danner, director of sales, CSX. "We've been impressed by the exciting energy of the Sayler Park teachers and students, and we're proud to have the opportunity to invest in their bright future by beautifying and improving their learning environment."
Throughout 2015, CSX has been hosting service days that unite national service partners and local organizations to give back at schools by bettering the environment, community, safety, and health and wellness. These efforts are part of CSX's #LocalMotive, an ongoing conversation about the company's presence in the communities it serves through volunteerism, job creation, and moving essential goods.
CSX's national nonprofit partner City Year took the lead at Saturday's events by organizing activities and bringing members from its Care Force team to Cincinnati. CSX also sponsors teams of City Year AmeriCorps members in high-need schools in Cleveland and Columbus to provide individualized support that helps ensure more students reach graduation.
"CSX is a company that is truly committed to strengthening the communities they serve," said Tasha Booker, Vice President and Executive Director, City Year Columbus. "Through our long-term national partnership with CSX, we're able to have a transformative impact in communities across the country, like Sayler Park, and to help make schools even better places for students to grow, learn, and succeed."
CSX has strong ties to Cincinnati, where the company has several major facilities. In Ohio, CSX operates and maintains more than 4,000 miles of track, employs nearly 3,500 people, and handles more than 2.9 million carloads of freight each year. Learn more about CSX's presence in Ohio and view the #LocalMotive conversation online 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).
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