Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lend Lease employees help brighten Cardinal Manning Center

Eight employees from Lend Lease in downtown Los Angeles recently spent four hours painting the women/children's section of the Society's Cardinal Manning Center in the toy district of Skid Row.

According to Mike Concannon, senior vice president of Lend Lease in L.A., St. Vincent de Paul's shelter was chosen because "it is within our local community, our office is walking distance from Cardinal Manning and we wanted to make sure our efforts were felt locally."

Concannon indicated the employees enjoyed volunteering their time and helping others in need.

"We (at Lend Lease) know we are all very fortunate. To take time to get involved and give back is extremely important and gratifying."

The employee's participation was part of the company's 16th Annual Community Day in which more than 15,000 employees globally spent time giving back to charities and organizations in their local communities.

When asked about next year's Community Day, Concannon said, "We fully expect to be working with Cardinal Manning again next year."

Thank you, Lend Lease, for your time, support and caring hearts!

Photos (l-r): Justin Mammen, deputy director of the Society's Cardinal Manning Center, talks about the work Lend Lease is providing in an interview with KABC TV News; Khemi Hapangama of Lend Lease volunteers her time to help spruce up the women/children's section at Cardinal Manning.

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