Employees from Savannah River Site
got a day out of the office but many chose to keep working as part of the
United Way support program, SERVE. SRNS employees volunteered at Heritage
"This is the school that Augusta
re-built," said Heritage Academy Executive Director Linda Tucciarone.
"Well as you know this is my
day off but it's actually not a day off, it's a day to volunteer," said Craig Baptiste,
"Most of this building has been
refinished with volunteer labor," said Jeff Westergreen, SRNS employee.
Labor that has come from
organizations from all over the CSRA, slowly refinishing the building one level
at a time.
"This last 25 percent of the
building remains," said Tucciarone.
The building has been in the
works since 2007, the executive director says nearly 4,000 volunteer hours have
gone into finishing the school and said it's all come from helping hands like
the SRNS employees.
Employees got into the nitty
gritty of putting up sheet rock and laying hardwood floors, one step closer for
the school to be complete.
"This is their day off and
they are spending it here," said Tucciarone.
A message the executive director
wants her students to learn from as their school transforms before their very
"Our students hear the work;
they see the volunteers and what a great example that is," said Tucciarone. "We
want them to grow up and be other centered and taking care of their community as
The school is expected to be
complete in 2014.
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