$200,000 Worth of School Improvements At No Cost To Taxpayers

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$200,000 Worth of School Improvements At No Cost To Taxpayers

For 5th consecutive year, Balfour Beatty participates in Sharefest’s 11th Annual Workday
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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 8:00am

Torrance, Calif., May 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ -  Volunteers joined Balfour Beatty Construction on Saturday, May 3, 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. Among the group were more than 350 Balfour Beatty Construction employees, contractors, vendors, school staff, students, and community members. The improvements, with an estimated value of $200,000, were made – all at no cost to the schools or taxpayers.

This is the fifth year the company has been involved with this uplifting community activity. Additional financial support was provided through the Balfour Beatty Construction/Sharefest’s 2nd annual Golf Tournament which contributed more than $82,000 to help fund the improvement projects and also benefitted  Sharefest’s Youth Development Academy, a summer program offering academic and extracurricular activities to underserved middle and high school students.

Volunteers began their workday at 7 a.m. and continued until 6:00 p.m. The effort included cleanup, general painting, murals, planting, upgrades, and landscaping at Culver City High School, Culver City Unified School District; Anza Elementary School, Torrance Unified School District; District Office, Redondo Beach Unified School District; and Da Vinci Innovation Academy, Wiseburn Unified School District. Click for link to video.

“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 Workday 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.”

For more information on Sharefest Workday, visit www.sharefestinc.org/workday.



About Balfour Beatty Construction

An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction Services US provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sector. With more than 3,000 employees across the U.S., the company has been cited as a Top 10 Domestic Building Contractor and Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global infrastructure services business operating in more than 80 countries, with a worldwide commitment to providing assets that help societies function, develop, and thrive. To learn more about the company, visit www.balfourbeattyus.com or or look for BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn


About Sharefest Community Development

Torrance-based Sharefest Community Development is public benefit 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a vision to create an imprint of lasting positive change in our 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. Since its inception in 2003, Sharefest has mobilized 44,000 volunteers to complete nearly 2,000 projects while saving cities and schools throughout the Los Angeles area more than $8 million. www.sharefestinc.org


National Media Inquiries:

Jacqueline Chen, Vice President

Brand and Communications

Dallas, TX

p: (214) 451-1066

e: jchen@balfourbeattyus.com


Local Media Inquires

Amy Savlov

Communications Manager, West Region
San Diego, CA

p:  (858) 635-7455

e: asavlov@balfourbeattyus.com




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