Tufts Health Plan employees participated in their 9th annual Volunteer Day on Tuesday, the company announced, fanning out across Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, helping community organizations with projects ranging from preparing meals for local homeless shelters to providing safer access to the water for athletes with disabilities.
Some employees spent the day volunteering at the Watertown Boys & Girls Club at Hale Reservation in Westwood where the Club holds its summer camp. Tasks included cleaning up the area, sectioning off parts of the site for different activities, putting up tents, loading supplies.
The Watertown Boys & Girls Club is the largest nonprofit youth service organization in Watertown, serving 1,000 registered members between 7 and 18 years old.
“The employees in our organization are extraordinary — they believe very strongly in our mission and demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives of our members and our community each and every day,” said Tom Croswell, Tufts Health Plan president and CEO. “Our mission is to improve the health and wellness of the diverse communities we serve. I can think of no better example of this than our annual Volunteer Day.”
More than 500 Tufts Health Plan employees signed up to volunteer this year, the organization’s biggest turn out to date. Employees completed more than 1,400 service hours, valued at $41,832 in total hours spent in community. Last year, employees volunteered more than 6,000 hours in community.
“Year after year, we continue to break our own records for volunteerism. Employees embrace the opportunity to give back to the communities where they live and work. We care about community. It’s a core value for Tufts Health Plan.” said Nora Moreno Cargie, vice president for corporate citizenship and president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation.