Friday, October 12, 2007

CSX and City Year Join Forces to Support Atlanta

ATLANTA — Approximately 50 CSX employees, 50 community members and eight City Year members will complete more than 430 total hours of community service at Lang Carson Community Center and Krog Street Tunnel entrance tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 13. The participants in the service event will participate in the following activities:

• Landscaping the Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown sides of the Krog Street Tunnel entrance

• Brightening Lang Carson Community Center basketball court with a new mural and playground games

• Landscaping the grounds of the Lang Carson Community Center

This event is the fifth in a series of six CSX and City Year cooperative service days this year. As part of CSX's community outreach program, each service day is planned in an area where CSX has significant train operations and impacts the local community. CSX employees have participated in service days in New Orleans, Washington D.C., Cleveland and Louisville; the last will be held in Jacksonville, Fla.

City Year is a non-profit organization that unites a diverse group of young people in a year of full-time community service and leadership development. Headquartered in Boston, City Year is located in 17 communities across the United States, as well as in Johannesburg, South Africa.

CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a leading transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The company's transportation network spans approximately 21,000 miles with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia, and connects to more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports.

This project is an excellent way to engage young volunteers and for CSX to give back to the communities it serves. Beautification projects such as this enhance morale in neighborhoods and encourage other companies to get involved in similar projects.

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