As I entered the new home of Pittsburgh nonprofit, Global Links, 70 volunteers were milling around checking out their future work space. Eager to paint and fix up the space, the organization’s more than 2,000 volunteers will be able to get back to helping the nonprofit by September.
Global Links is a nonprofit medical relief and development organization dedicated to improving health in resource-poor communities while reducing medical waste. The CEO and Co-founder, Kathleen Hower, let me take a sneak peek into the newly painted volunteer restroom – bright orange, which we at Direct Energy are very familiar with. Blue prints, color swatches and flooring samples lined one wall for all to see. The space’s vibrancy will be a snapshot of the countries they assist, especially Latin America.
On July 18, I presented Kathleen with a $2,500 Reduce Your Use For Good grant, which will be used toward their $11,000 LED lighting installation project for the volunteer work space. They were able to get the grant matched and because of the incoming funding, were able to seek additional funding to nearly fulfill the amount needed to complete the lighting project.
This post was written by Andrea Romo, Public Relations Specialist for Direct Energy in Pittsburgh, PA.