Attorneys and staff at a Central New York law firm spent the day helping the community. Staff at the Bond, Schoeneck, and King Law Firm participated in several activities in three counties as part of Community Service Day. And as our Brad Vivacqua tells us, more companies are getting involved with community service because of the many benefits.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- It was a beautiful day at Schiller Park to get outside and spruce things up. That's just what a group of lawyers and staff from Bond, Schoeneck, and King were doing Wednesday.
"If you improve the looks, people that use the park are going to take better care of it. And, that's the ultimate goal," said John Callahan, Bond, Schoeneck, and King attorney.
This was just a small piece of a roughly 200-employee effort to volunteer at 34 sites in three counties Wednesday. Bond Community Day helped agencies ranging from city park groups to the Food Bank.
Frank Patyi has been with the law firm for 13 years.
"This is obviously just a small step in making a difference but it's the spirit that hopefully it instills in people in the long run," said Frank Patyi, an attorney.
From pulling weeds to picking up debris, more and more companies, corporations, and law firms are stepping up to help their communities. And those participating say the benefits are countless.
"This provides an excellent opportunity for companies to get out, get their employees out into their community, and contribute in a positive way," said Callahan.
And that effort is one that not only is appreciated, but one that serves as a model for other companies to follow suit.