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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2003

 

CITY AND KPMG JOIN ON VOLUNTEER ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS

           The City and the accounting firm of KPMG will assist more than 150 members of Beta Alpha Psi, a professional fraternity of financial information students, when they volunteer on Thursday, July 31 to clean up beaches, parks, and help raise environmental awareness by stenciling Waikiki storm drains.

The clean-up and storm drain stenciling projects, organized by the City’s Customer Service Department and the Department of Parks and Recreation, are two of the six programs that students select from when signing up for Community Service Day.  More than 500 students will participate in a variety of volunteer projects around the island.

 “Since the first storm drain was stenciled in Salt Lake nearly 11 years ago, thousands more have been stenciled around the island in partnership with volunteers,” Mayor Jeremy Harris said.  “When we can combine our resources with the private sector, the end result is an improved environment and quality of life.”

             Beta Alpha Psi’s Community Service Day is presented in conjunction with the organization’s annual meeting.  This year, approximately 900 business and financial information students from around the United States will attend and volunteer 1,500 hours.

             KPMG’s support of a Community Service Day is an extension of the firm’s employee volunteer program, called Involve.  Since 1993, Involve has helped KPMG personnel to makea difference in hundreds of communities by giving back through service.

             For more information and exact locations of volunteers for the stenciling and cleanups, please call Bob Rock, Environmental Specialist, City and County of Honolulu at 221-9734 on the day of the event.

 

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Monday, July 28, 2003

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