Columbia Cares Volunteer Day Provides 200 Thanksgiving Meals For Mechanicsville Seniors and Families
This month, 11 Columbia Residential team members participated in a Columbia Cares Volunteer Day to provide 200 Thanksgiving meals for seniors and families living in the Columbia Residential cluster of Mechanicsville communities. Anthem and Oak Street Health donated produce bags for the event, and Protect Security helped to distribute the meals to grateful residents.
According to Ms. Jackson, one of the residents at Columbia Mechanicsville Senior, the meal was a welcome surprise. “Thank you to resident services for the enjoyable and tasty meals!” Another Columbia Mechanicsville resident, Ms. Todd, expressed her appreciation for the events that Columbia Residential sponsors to bring the community together. “I am so grateful for the great events that Columbia Residential hosts for the community. Providing these Thanksgiving meals for us is a great help, especially during this time of year when finances are tight. It’s nice to know they care.”
Jimia Head, Regional Resident Services Manager, organized the event and believes the Columbia Cares program has a measurable impact on families in the area.
“The Columbia Cares program provides Columbia Residential’s team members with civic engagement opportunities to volunteer and give back to the communities in which we live, work and play,” said Jimia. “Since its inception in 2017, the program has served 10 local metro Atlanta nonprofits, providing more than 1,900 hours of volunteer service to the metro Atlanta community. We are proud to highlight the ways in which our staff live out Columbia Residential’s core values and impact our communities for the better.”