It was our final clean-up of the year before the snow begins to fall. Exit 5 off of the Cross Valley Expressway (PA 309) was adopted by Sordoni employees back in 2010. Mike Balonis, Superintendent, always takes the lead and makes sure that we have all the tools we need to get the job done. This year we collected approximately 20 bags of garbage! It is important that we all work together to create a sustainable future.
Nurses Pantry Collection
Our 2019 annual Family Picnic incorporated a special SVP project which helped support the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s Nurse’s Pantry initiative.
The United Way recently partnered with the Wilkes-Barre Area School District to create pantries in five district elementary schools with the purpose of providing essential supplies to impoverished children. Children miss school not only from illness, but also as a result of not having essential hygiene and clothing items. These examples can lead to embarrassment, being bullied, falling behind in school, and isolation. The nurse’s pantry is a simple concept but it is immediately impactful. Having easy access to these items, children will miss less school and they will be more academically successful. For most families, the cost of solving these problems is minimal but, for far too many families, the cost of not solving them is truly devastating.
To assist the United Way with this effort, we asked our employees to consider bringing one or more of the following items with them to the picnic: oral hygiene items, deodorant, soap, shampoo, baby wipes, socks, and underpants. As always, they responded even more generously than we had anticipated.