If you’ve noticed the newly painted bright red curbs around town or how quickly the cemeteries were restored to order after the Memorial Day holiday, you can thank the employees at CentraCom who spent a morning serving Salina on Tuesday, June 8.
Last month Faylyn Catmull, CentraCom Community Service Director, approached the Salina City Council at a council meeting expressing the company’s desire to spend their service hours in Salina this year, and the Mayor and Council thanked them for the opportunity and provided them a small list of tasks to be completed under the direction of the Salina City Maintenance Crew.
“We want to be a part of your community, and the best way to do that is to dig in and get our hands dirty!” said Faylyn Catmull, CentraCom Community Service Director. “Each year our staff spends several hours doing something of service in the communities we serve, and this year we selected Salina. We’ve served in Monroe, Richfield, Nephi, Manti… various locations, and we’ve done everything from painting houses to cleaning gutters. We are flexible- we’d just like to do something nice for Salina.”
Due to the pandemic last year, employees were unable to participate in their yearly service project, so instead funds were donated to local schools. In addition, homes in the area with school aged children were offered internet services free of charge to help those in need finish out the school year.
This year, they are working with the Federal Government on project which can help customers save up to $50/month if they’re struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. The benefit will also connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, and virtual classrooms.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75/month for households on Tribal Lands.
“This is a great opportunity for many in our community who are still struggling due to the pandemic,” said Catmull. “Anyone who is on free or reduced lunch, has a child receiving Federal Financial Aid, or is on food stamps are likely eligible.”
For more information visit their website at centracom.com A video of the morning’s activities can be found here: