Employees of The Chemours Company today volunteered at events in Delaware, New Jersey and Mississippi as part of Chemours’ Fifth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Most of today’s activities directed toward the company’s goal of investing $50 Million on safety, sustainability and education programs in the communities where Chemours operates by the year 2030, a release stated.
Hundreds of Chemours employees are volunteering today at a dozen events around the country. Local activities included:
- In Wilmington,Chemours engineers and technical experts are hosting 50 Boy Scouts at the company’s headquarters for a series of science experiments and discussions that will help the scouts earn their chemistry merit badges.
- Elsewhere in Wilmington, at the 76ers Fieldhouse, the company is co-hosting an event for local children with the City of Wilmington and Mayor Michael Purzycki. The event will include a lecture about Martin Luther King Jr., a Zumba class and a STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics event, with local ‘STEM Queen’ Jacqueline Means.
- Additionally, Chemours employees will be painting murals and inspirational quotes to help decorate Family Promise of New Castle County, a facility that serves as transitional housing for needy families.
- In Penns Grove NJand in Wilmington, employees at the company’s Chambers Works facility and at its corporate headquarters will assemble 150 STEM-themed literacy kits that will be donated to local elementary and middle school students.
- In Middletown,Chemours employees will serve lunch to residents of Victory Village, a transitional residence for homeless veterans.
“Dr. King taught us that by giving of ourselves, we are enriched far beyond what we do for others. Today’s events are a tribute to his legacy of service and a symbol of our company’s commitment to our communities,” said Mark Newman, chief operating officer of Chemours and executive sponsor of the Chemours Black Employees Network. “We know that part of being a good business is being a good neighbor, and it’s heartwarming to see hundreds of our colleagues volunteering their time today.”