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    $200,000 Worth of School Improvements at No Cost to Taxpayers

    May 29, 2015

    (Balfour Beatty Construction Services – Torrance, CA)  For the 5th consecutive year, more than 350 Balfour Beatty Construction employees rallied alongside contactors, vendors, school staff, students and community members to participate in a full day of cleaning, painting, planting and landscaping to repair and spruce up school campuses in the Redondo, Torrance, Culver City, and Wiseburn Unified School Districts as part of Los Angeles County’s 11th Annual Sharefest Workday.

    The improvements are valued at $200,000 – at no cost to the schools or taxpayers.

    “Thanks to the ongoing generous support of Balfour Beatty Construction, we continue to make a tangible difference in our communities,” said Chad Mayer, executive director of Sharefest. “With their help, the Workday projects we will complete at schools throughout Los Angeles County will not only beautify and improve the campuses, but also inspire communities to take pride in the places they learn, live, and work.” Sharefest’s vision is to create an imprint of lasting positive change in the community through mentoring youth, fostering volunteerism in the community through service projects, and establishing working coalitions made up of city leaders, schools, businesses and the faith community.

    This uplifting event is a win-win-win situation for everyone involved. School kids are offered more opportunities, a community is strengthened and Sharefest accomplishes its goals. “The workday effort showcases the voluntary, heart-felt contributions of our employees and suppliers who want to make a difference,” said Brian Cahill, southwest division president. “Our company promotes a spirit of generosity and Sharefest aligns perfectly with our commitment to enriching the communities where we live and build.”

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, look at the sheer joy these Balfour Beatty Construction employees are feeling! To see and hear a deeper story, watch the video.