Košice, May 10, 2016 – On May 13 and 14 (Friday and Saturday) the company event named Volunteer Days - U. S. Steel for Košice 2016 will be held for the 10th time in a row. More than 400 volunteers are going to help ten organizations. The inhabitants of the region are invited to join in giving blood and contributing to the collection of useful things for crisis and homeless centers.
The Volunteer Days start off with the Steelmakers’ Drop of Blood drive on Friday morning at the Košice-Šaca Hospital Transfusion Unit in the U. S. Steel Public Access Area, where about 100 volunteer blood donors are awaited.
On both days steelmakers and members of the public will be able to donate adult and children’s clothing, bed linen, kitchen utensils and school supplies for the Archdiocesan Charity Košice Crisis Center for mothers with children, the ETP Slovakia community center in Šaca and the Oasis of Hope homeless center in Bernátovce. Retired steelmakers who are members of the Autumn of Life civic organization have been helping with this collection for many years. That is why the collection point will be in their organization premises at 24 Trieda SNP, as well as at 2 Južná trieda from noon to 6 pm on Friday and from 8 am to 3 pm on Saturday. At 2 Južná trieda they will also be collecting gardening tools, seeds, seedlings or superfluous building materials.
On Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm the volunteers will be helping to improve the premises of the Forrest Gump Club autistic center on Užhorodská Street and the Foster Home on Hurbanova Street. They will also be carrying out specialist work at the Children’s Historical Railway in Čermeľ Valley. Traditionally, they will also be helping to maintain large areas at the Botanical Gardens and the Zoo, as well as at the Animal Shelter near Haniska.
This year again several hundred employees of the steelmaking company and its subsidiaries, who do not hesitate to dedicate their free time and help without expecting any reward, are joining in the U. S. Steel for Košice 2016 Volunteer Days. The company encourages volunteering to contribute to the development of the city and the region.
Further information from:
Director, Public Affairs
U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o.
Tel.: +421 55 673 4476