On Friday, November 5, 2016, more than 300 volunteers from 80 different travel companies came together for a day of conservation service projects. A team of six Broadway Inbound employees were among the many volunteers who spent the day working on projects around Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Liberty State Park. The event was put together by Tourism Cares, a charitable community of which Broadway Inbound is a proud sponsor.
Altogether, the event generated 1,800 hours of donated time. During this time, volunteers mulched more than 60,000 cubic feet, protected 300 trees, planted 1,000 bulbs, made 200 sandbags, and painted hundreds of feet of chain link fence. It was a monumental (pun intended!) effort that will go a long way in protecting Liberty Island and Ellis Island for the millions of visitors they attract each year.
Broadway Inbound employee Mary M. said of the event that it was “the best volunteer experience [she’s] ever had.” She said, “It was a lot of work – a full body workout. But it was so rewarding to look back at the end of the day, see all of the trees, and say, ‘We did that!’”
This massive endeavor capped off a year of service projects that Tourism Cares put together. Each project was designed to protect our National Park Service, which this year celebrates its 100 year anniversary.
To learn more about Tourism Cares or Broadway Inbound’s other charitable efforts, click here.