United Way’s Engineering Day of Caring reaches 10 year milestone.

EDMONTON, AB. – On Friday, September 18th at 8:00 a.m., the 10th annual Engineering Day of Caring kicked off with one of the most ambitious construction projects in the history of the event. Volunteers from 18 engineering firms throughout the capital region gathered at Northstar Apartments to assemble a community playground, resurface a deck, build garden boxes and cold frame (miniature greenhouse).  With this overwhelming show of support from volunteers, all from the engineering sector, the project will only take one day to complete.

The Engineering Day of Caring is a collaboration of the engineering sector that aims to strengthen communities across the Alberta Capital Region, in partnership with United Way. Volunteers from local engineering firms work together to complete a large-scale project for an agency in our community, with all costs of materials and labour covered by the firms themselves.

This year’s project will benefit the residents of Northstar Apartments - a 62 unit apartment building located in Northeast Edmonton that is owned and operated by Boyle Street Community Services and its partner Leston Holdings.  The building houses individuals and families with low-incomes who receive rent subsidize as well as people who pay market rent.  Northstar Apartments seeks to create an environment in which each person is supported and enriched by their inclusion in the community.

“Boyle Street Community Services appreciates the opportunity afforded to us by United Way and the many engineering firms who are engaged in this excellent program,” says Jordan Reiniger, Director of Programs and Development.

The Engineering Day of Caring steering committee selected the project to help create a positive and safe outdoor space for residents, to help foster and promote healthy living and active lifestyles.

The engineering community is proud to support United Way’s mission to create pathways out of poverty. Cumulative support over the past 10 years has involved 21 engineering firm, 6500 volunteer hours and raised $11.6 million for United Way community partners.

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2015 Engineering Day of Caring Participants
AECOM, Associated Engineering, Apega, Bantrel, C-Fer, Cosyn, Enbridge, Fluor, ISL, Jacobs, JV Driver Group, Williams Engineering, Magna IV, Stantec, ONEC, Tetra Tech, Thurber, Worley Parsons

About United Way
United Way brings community members together to create pathways out of poverty and make the greatest impact possible on the most pressing social challenges in our community.

Greg Wengreniuk, P.Eng.
Managing Senior Principal
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