Roche Employees to Take Part in Ninth Annual Day of Service
Ashley Haynes, Director of Marketing
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Roche Diagnostics Corporation
Roche Employees Will Take Part in Ninth Annual Day of Service This Friday by Planting 150 Trees in Broad Ripple-area Storm water Basin and Park Beautification
INDIANAPOLIS – (May 1, 2019) Broad Ripple-area neighborhoods and parks will receive new trees and beautification on Friday, May 3, with the help of 250 Roche Diagnostics (Roche) employees during the company’s annual Day of Service event with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB).
This year volunteers will plant 150+ large-growing shade trees in the Forest Hills neighborhood to mitigate storm water over flow into the city’s combined sewer overflow system (CSOs). Roche employees will also work in three Broad Ripple Indy Parks to paint community shelters, mulch playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, and treat invasive plants.
The tree plantings are part on an ongoing partnership between KIB and Citizens Energy Group to plant 10,000 trees help eliminate CSOs to area rivers and streams by the year 2025. This work would not be possible without our great working relationship with Indy Parks and Department of Public Works within the City of Indianapolis.
Roche was named a 2018 Fortune Great Place to Work for the company’s efforts go above and beyond in their mission to give back to the Indianapolis community. KIB is proud to work with Roche volunteers every year to create a cleaner, greener, more beautiful city.
- WHEN: Friday, May 3 | 9 AM to 12 PM
- WHERE: Kick-off at Canterbury Park – 9 AM
- Work sites: 9:30 AM – 12 PM
- Canterbury Park Beautification (5510 Carvel Ave., Indianapolis): Park shelter painting, volleyball court care
- Tree Planting (Forest Hills neighborhood between the Monon and College, 54th Street and Kessler Dr.): 150+ large-growing shade trees to address storm water overflow into the White River
- Dan Wakefield Park Beautification (6051 Broadway St.): Park shelter painting, playground and volleyball court care
- Broad Ripple Park (1500 Broad Ripple Ave.): Plant overgrowth clearing, park shelter painting
- Work sites: 9:30 AM – 12 PM
- WHO: Roche employees, KIB staff
- VISUALS: Roche Group photo at approx. 9:10 AM; Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Roche volunteers planting neighborhood trees and cleaning/beautifying Broad Ripple-area Indy Parks locations (projects listed above)
For more information on KIB’s efforts to beautify the city, to learn about KIB programs or to donate, please visit www.kibi.org.
About Roche Diagnostics
As a global leader in diagnostics and pharmaceuticals, Roche is focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. We are leading the way in developing research tools, tests and customized treatments that enable personalized healthcare solutions tailored to meet the needs of specific groups of patients.
The Roche Diagnostics North American headquarters, located at 96th Street and Hague Road, is home to research and development, laboratory, manufacturing, distribution, information technology and corporate headquarters operations in support of six diagnostics business areas: diabetes care, centralized diagnostics, applied science, molecular diagnostics, tissue diagnostics and point of care. About 4,600 employees report into Indianapolis, with about 3,500 working on-site.
About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. Annually, KIB works with nearly 20,000 volunteers on nearly 900 community projects. To learn more, visit www.kibi.org or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @kibiorg.
About the 10 Thousand Trees Initiative
Citizens Energy Group, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, and the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) have joined forces to begin a long-term partnership to plant 10,000 trees across the city as a way to beautify neighborhoods and reduce combined sewer overflows to area waterways.