SANTA MARIA, Calif. - An outpouring of community pride and support is making Adam School in Santa Maria look better thanks to the annual Comcast Cares Day program.
Adam elementary school was the beneficiary of what has become a fast-growing corporate culture in the community, giving back to local schools by getting to work.
"Comcast has done this project since 2001, and its kind of grown bigger and bigger every year", says Santa Maria Comcast employee and event organizer Scott Turton, "every one of our offices goes to a different school or non-profit and we give it a facelift."
The annual Comcast Cares Day program brought local company employees, Adam School teachers, administrators, staff and students together for a common goal, make the school look better than it was.
The Comcast Cares Day program is nationwide and local.
A small army of green, t-shirt clad volunteers painted, swept and spruced up the Adam School campus wherever the work was needed.
The program hopes to encourage other local companies to help re-invest in local schools at a time when budgets are tight and the improvement and maintenance work needs to be done.
"You see a community", says Comcast employee and volunteer Roger Kerns, "they need help, its great to reach out, its all for the kids and make this place a better place for them."
The Comcast Cares Day program will select another local school next year.