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Atlanta, U.S.A. — Cox Enterprises held its first Team Cox Volunteer Day on October 13, 2012. Nearly 200 Cox volunteers came together to revitalize the Reverend James Orange Oakland City Park.
The company’s annual giving campaign expanded this year to include two employee volunteer events, Team Cox Volunteer Day and a river cleanup later this month. The giving campaign benefits the United Way of Greater Atlanta, EarthShare of Georgia and the Cox Employee Relief Fund. Each year, one of Cox’s Atlanta executives leads the campaign. Alex Taylor, senior vice president of field operations for Cox Communications, is the 2012 executive champion.
“Establishing an annual Volunteer Day is representative of our company’s belief in doing the right thing for our employees, our customers and our communities,” said Taylor. “Being able to enrich the lives of those around us is something in which we take great pride. Plus, it’s just plain fun.”
Volunteers spent the day cleaning, painting, and landscaping three areas of Oakland City: the Outdoor Activity Center, park and recreation center.
Throughout 2012, Cox Enterprises has had a hand in this community with additional volunteer projects. The company partnered with Park Pride and EarthShare of Georgia to clean up the Reverend James Orange Oakland City Park in April. The park is also located just one mile away from two Habitat for Humanity homes that were built by approximately 400 Cox volunteers earlier this year.
Cox companies in the Atlanta area include: Cox Communications, Manheim, Cox Media Group, AutoTrader.com, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mundo Hispánico, Padres & Hijos, WSB-TV Channel 2, 95.5FM & AM750 News/Talk WSB, Kiss 104.1, B98.5 FM, 95.5 The Beat, 97.1 The River and Kudzu.com.
Cox Enterprises is a communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of nearly $15 billion and more than 50,000 employees, the company’s major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Manheim (vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products); Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers, advertising sales rep firms, Valpak and Cox Digital Solutions); and AutoTrader.com (online automotive advertising and Kelley Blue Book, vAuto and HomeNet Automotive subsidiaries). Additionally, Cox operates Kudzu.com.