NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global integrated property and infrastructure provider Lend Lease participated in its 18th annual Community Day on September 19th. Across the globe over 6,100 Lend Lease employees are volunteering in over 330 community based projects. Lend Lease's Community Day is focused on delivering benefits to communities in which Lend Lease employees live and work. Increasingly, Community Day projects have become strategically aligned to address social, economic and environmental issues challenging communities around the globe.
This year Lend Lease will be participating in a variety of projects supporting inspirational community groups and causes throughout the Americas region. Over 1,000 employees of Lend Lease in the Americas are volunteering on 75 projects, that are focused on building, gardening, cleaning, painting and undertaking a range of projects benefiting children, families, animals, and veterans in need, to name a few. Also, Lend Lease will participate in a wide range of projects supporting environmental initiatives across parks and communities gardens.
Lend Lease employees will be volunteering with many different to nonprofit organizations and governmental organizations across the Americas region from as far away as Hawaii to as south as Mexico City. Some of the organizations that employees of Lend Lease will be providing volunteer services for are Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, United States Green Building Council, New York City's Department of Homeless Services and many other large and small organizations.
"One of Lend Lease's core values is to be an active participant in the communities where we operate," said Robert McNamara Chief Executive Officer Americas Region. "Community Day is an opportunity for Lend Lease to foster longstanding relationships with our community partners and provide volunteer services to people and organizations in need."
Community Day was established in 1996 to provide Lend Lease employees with the opportunity to give back to their communities. In line with Lend Lease's global focus on sustainability, Community Day projects address social, economic and environmental issues. Employees are encouraged to collaborate with a community organization on projects that have geographic, personal and professional relevance. 2013 marks Lend Lease's 18th consecutive Community Day, since 1996 Lend Lease employees have donated over 500,000 hours worldwide to community projects.
About Lend Lease:
Lend Lease is a leading international property and infrastructure group. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and with circa 19,000 employees worldwide, the firm's capabilities span the property and infrastructure spectrum.
The Americas region, headquartered in New York, offers project management & construction, public partnerships, development, asset and property management. Our expertise covers multiple sectors including arts & culture, commercial office, education, government, healthcare, hotels & resorts, industrial, military housing communities, mixed-use, multi-site, pharmaceutical, senior living, solar, transportation and aviation.
We are committed to operating property solutions while forging partnerships and delivering maximum benefits to clients, investors and communities. Safety is our number one priority and Lend Lease is committed to operating Incident & Injury Free wherever we have a presence.
SOURCE Lend Lease