White Center Food Bank was one of seven organizations Turner helped during its Paint the Town Blue event last year.
Turner Construction Co. is deeply committed to leaving a lasting positive impact on the communities and neighborhoods in which its people live and build. To that end, the company and its staff engage with organizations that provide essential services to make a difference in people’s daily lives.
Turner held its first annual Paint the Town Blue day of service in 2015. The focus of the day was to forge a deeper connection between its staff and the community by redirecting all of the company’s efforts toward local organizations.
Turner reached out to various organizations throughout Seattle and King County to identify ways in which their people could provide needed services. Once the organizations had been identified, Turner employees had their choice of seven volunteer sites where they would serve anywhere from three to seven hours completing a specified project. Organizations assisted were Immanuel Community Services, First Tee of Greater Seattle, Ronald McDonald House, Ballard Food Bank, White Center Food Bank, FareStart and Rebuilding Together.
Overall, Turner’s Paint the Town Blue program involved 75 percent of Turner’s local staff, who donated over 500 hours and $34,000 in a single day. The company has committed to holding this day of service annually and has begun planning for the 2016 event, which will take place in June.