Nicor's 8th Annual Volunteer Day Draws 750 Volunteers; Record Number of Participants Pitch in to Help Communities Across Northern Illinois.Business Editors
NAPERVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2004
On May 15 nearly 750 Nicor employees, their families and community members joined together to provide assistance at 15 sites across northern Illinois For the university, see Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois is a region generally covering the northern third of the U.S. state of Illinois. Economics as part of Nicor's 8th annual Volunteer Day in the Community. This year's event drew by far the largest participation across our communities.
Volunteers performed 15 service projects in 13 communities, ranging from food sorting at area pantries to beautification beau·ti·fy
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To make or become beautiful.
beau projects at various sites. This year, there was an emphasis on energy efficiency as senior citizens and others in need received energy-saving enhancements and learned how to conserve energy in their homes.
Every year, Nicor dedicates the third Saturday in May as "Nicor Volunteer Day in the Community," where employees, their families and community members spend their day doing charitable tasks to benefit communities and non-profit groups. Volunteer projects are organized and led by Nicor employees who partner with an agency in need of volunteer assistance. Project sites included:
-- Arlington Heights Arlington Heights, village (1990 pop. 75,460), Cook county, NE Ill., a residential suburb of Chicago; founded 1836, inc. 1887. Its manufactures include machinery, drugs and medical equipment, and metal fabrication. Arlington Park racetrack is there. - Volunteers spruced up the grounds and
painted the exterior of The Wright House's temporary housing
facility for formerly homeless families.
-- Aurora - Nicor, Aurora Senior Services, Dreyer Medical and the
Greater Aurora United Way conducted safety, health and energy
efficiency inspections at the homes of Aurora seniors.
-- Batavia - Volunteers joined Friends of the Fox River to clean
up the river banks.
-- Bellwood - Volunteers worked with the Boys and Girls boys and girls
mercurialisannua. Club of
West Cook County to perform safety and energy inspections and
to clean the homes of families in need.
-- Bloomington - Nicor, Kiwanis of Bloomington and W.D. Boyce Boy
Scouts of America joined efforts to perform health, energy
efficiency and safety inspections and outdoor clean-up
projects at the homes of area seniors.
-- Chicago Heights Chicago Heights, city (1990 pop. 33,072), Cook co., NE Ill., S of Chicago; settled in the 1830s, inc. as a city 1901. It is an industrial community where steel, transportation equipment, metal products, tiles, and chemicals are manufactured. Prairie State College is there. - Nicor volunteers partnered with Bethel
Community Facility, Bloom Township Bloom Township may refer to:
officials and the fire department to conduct energy, health
and safety inspections and outdoor clean-up projects at the
homes of seniors.
-- DeKalb - Volunteers sorted and organized food donations at the
DeKalb County Food Pantry.
-- Joliet - Volunteers sealed the basement floor of the new
-- Naperville - Loaves and Fishes loaves and fishes
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from Nicor volunteers who sorted and organized food donations.
A second group of volunteers revamped exhibits and beautified
the grounds at the DuPage Children's Museum.
-- Villa Park - Volunteers cleaned the grounds of the Easter
Seals of DuPage.
-- Wilmington - Nicor volunteers partnered with area community
groups and conducted health, safety and energy inspections at
the homes of seniors.
-- Woodstock - Volunteers beautified the grounds of two sites in
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-- Yorkville -Volunteers worked with the Friends of the Fox River
and cleaned up the banks of the Fox River.
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