A GROUP of Alcoa employees have put their skills to work painting and gardening the new Mandurah Halo Team Inc premises.
Their work came as a part of the Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) Program.
The volunteers painted the internal walls, built flat-pack furniture, ripped up tired garden beds and planted new trees and shrubs.
Halo Team is a local not-for-profit organisation that runs the Halo Homeless Shelter, Halo Free Soup Kitchen, Halo Welfare Assistance Office, Halo Outreach Service and Halo Community Op Shop.
Alcoa’s ACTION Program encourages employees to volunteer in their local communities by donating $3000 to different charities in recognition of the volunteer’s efforts.
Halo Team representative Tanya Swayn praised the volunteer’s efforts.
“We would like to thank the Alcoa volunteers for giving us a hand and for the generous funds that were provided,” she said.
“The funds have been used to create a designated area for our new community centre.
“Our aim is to run our community programs from this space while encouraging social inclusion in a diverse setting.”
The program will inject more than 2000 volunteer hours and $200,000 into local communities.