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TALLADEGA – Honda associate Amy Simmons recruited 26 of her fellow employees to work outside in the heat helping to get Talladega High School ready for the next school year.
They put down new sod, painted curbs and railings, put out mulch and generally cleaned and spruced up the campus Saturday morning.
Simmons explained that Honda Manufacturing encourages all of its associates to volunteer with local non-profits, and to further encourage such work, the company also donates $100 per volunteer.
“I decided to get a group together to help out the high school,” she said.
City Schools Superintendent Doug Campbell, who also picked up a shovel Saturday morning, said “We really appreciate Honda coming out and helping us offset some of the clean-up costs. We are grateful that so many of them are willing to give up a big piece of their weekends to help the district save time and money. I’d like to thank Miss Simmons for heading it up, and Honda Manufacturing and Fran Pope for helping us get some more funds as a result. I appreciate their continued support of this community and Talladega High School on behalf of myself and the Talladega City Board of Education.”
The cleanup effort was scheduled to go on until about noon.