ETC Community Connections Spruces Up Sunman Park
Published June 12, 2019
The Sunman Community Park is looking especially good these days, thanks in large part to the recent volunteer efforts of the staff at Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation (ETC).
The week of June 3-7, ETC staff volunteered their time painting, mulching, power washing, cleaning and more, all to give back to the community where the company was founded 86 years ago.
As part of ETC’s Community Connections initiative, nearly 70 ETC volunteers combined for more than 250 hours over the course of five days, sprucing up the park and giving it a facelift.
“Community Connections is about giving back to the communities we serve,” explained ETC Marketing Manager Anita Fledderman. “Our employees have always been good corporate citizens volunteering on an individual level for various boards and projects. This was the first time ETC volunteered on a larger scale as a whole corporation, and we’re very proud of the work accomplished.”
The idea for Community Connections took root last fall. Staff members rallied behind the idea of teaming up and giving back—it was just a matter of determining a project. Because ETC was founded in Sunman, it seemed only logical to give back to the place where it all began.
“ETC did really great,” said Don Foley, Sunman Town Council member. “They worked like crazy. The park looks really good, and we greatly appreciate it.”
Given the success of the project, ETC plans to make the Community Connections an annual event.
“As our mission statement says, it’s about enhancing connections and life in rural Indiana.” Fledderman said. “We don’t just provide services to our communities. It’s also about serving our communities.”