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HELCO employees participate in Adopt-A-Highway clean up


MEDIA RELEASE

(HILO)— As part of the Adopt-A-Highway program, Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) employees cleaned a stretch of Kanoelehua Avenue on August 14, 2010.

Over 20 volunteers spent two hours on Saturday morning picking up litter along busy Kanoelehua Avenue, from Puainako Street to Kamehameha Avenue. The team effort was coordinated by HELCO’s Engineering Department.

“This event is another example of HELCO employees’ commitment to our community,” said Tom Cummins, Engineering Department Manager. “The event also brings employees together from different departments to meet, talk story, have some fun, and share in a common goal.”

HELCO employees have participated in the Adopt-A-Highway program since 2009. Volunteers from throughout the company work together to clean the highway several times each year.

“Our employees are dedicated to the community in which we live, work, and serve,” said HELCO President Jay Ignacio. “We are proud to be a part of this effort to keep our highways clean and safe for our community.”

The Adopt-A-Highway program was developed by the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Highways Division. It is a public service program that gives people the opportunity to make a contribution towards a cleaner community.

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