HMA associates turn day off into a day on for volunteering
More than 65 HMA associates and family members turned their day off on Monday into a day on by volunteering as part of the 12th Annual MLK Day of Service organized by Hands On Birmingham. A program of the United Way of Central Alabama and the City of Birmingham, Hands On Birmingham is designed to create opportunities for people – and companies – to volunteer, learn and lead in their communities. HMA joined forces with Hands On Birmingham this year to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service and volunteerism, according to Stephanie Alexander, who coordinates HMA’s community relations activities.
The team of HMA associates and their family members worked non-stop from noon to 4 p.m. to enhance Maclin Park in the Collegeville neighborhood of Birmingham. Projects ranged from resurfacing a basketball court to spreading new mulch on two playgrounds. In addition, the team of volunteers scraped, sanded and painted a pavilion as well as removed trash and natural debris surrounding the park. “At HMA, we are proud to honor the memory of Dr. King by helping our neighbors and making a positive impact in the community,” Alexander said. “We had a great team of HMA associates – representing all parts of the plant – who spent their MLK holiday volunteering.” Alexander said that HMA has been a financial supporter of Hands On Birmingham projects for several years. After the April 27 tornadoes hit Alabama last year, HMA partnered closely with Hands On Birmingham to provide cleanup and relief to some of the hardest areas in central and east Alabama.