CINCINNATI, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's leading general builder, is launching a volunteer "community blitz" in Greater Cincinnati, OH and Louisville and Lexington, KY on December 10th and 11th to give back to the communities in which Turner staff live and work. Turner staff, friends and family members will provide volunteer assistance to more than 20 charitable organizations in these communities. In addition, resources traditionally allocated for Turner's holiday event have been re-allocated to support this community investment.
Turner volunteers will help distribute gifts to families in need, paint classrooms at non-profit agencies, renovate a lobby at a homeless shelter, serve dinner at a soup kitchen, usher school children into a sponsored holiday show, play games with children in an after school program, decorate the entrance of a community center with holiday garlands, stock shelves at a food pantry, assist in completing Habitat homes, and much more.
Turner volunteers will provide assistance to the following organizations: Big Brothers / Big Sisters (Hamilton), Brighton Center (Elsmere), Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS) (Cincinnati), Children's Theatre (Cincinnati), Cincinnati Early Learning Center (Walnut Hills), Cincinnati Public Schools Academy of World Languages School (Cincinnati), Emanuel Community Center (Over the Rhine), Free Store Food Bank (Cincinnati), Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless (Cincinnati), Habitat for Humanity (Lexington), HOPE Center (Lexington), Mercy Hospital (Western Hills), Milestones (Independence), Redwood Home (Ft. Mitchell), Salvation Army (Cincinnati), St. Francis Seraph Soup Kitchen (Cincinnati), St. Joseph Orphanage AITP (Cincinnati), Talbert House (Clifton), Tri Health (Tri County), UCAN-United Coalition for Animals (Cincinnati), Warren County Elderly Services (Lebanon) and Wayside Christian Mission (Louisville).
"In these challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to increase our investment in the communities in which we build. We have an extremely motivated and caring team of employees. I could not be more proud of their generous donation of time and leadership to the communities we serve," said Ken Jones, Vice President and General Manager of Turner's Cincinnati and Kentucky operations.
Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. During 2009, Turner completed $8.2 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a nationwide network of offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company and one of the world's leading international construction service providers. For more information, visit Turner's website at www.turnerconstruction.com.
SOURCE Turner Construction Company