Local Organizations Donate to Community

During the first days of November, Hughes Academy of Science and Technology received several young trees to be planted on a hill behind the school. The trees were donated in collaboration by TreesGreenville and AFL global.  The trees are a part of a conservation effort meant to help the environment and to promote the quality of life in Greenville county.

AFL Global is a company that is based in South Carolina that specializes in fiber optics.  Fiber optics are special fibers made of a flexible material that transfers light that can provide high speed internet and video.  AFL is heavily involved with conservation efforts such as recycling, planting trees, and trash pickups.

TreesGreenville is a non-profit organization that works to promote the quality of life in Greenville county, SC, by planting trees in schools, parks, and other public places.  TreesGreenville also helps educate people on how to care for trees that they may own.   
TreesGreenville recently received a grant of $2,000 from AFL’s large community outreach program.  This grant was to help TreesGreenville continue in their mission of plant trees.  Due to this grant, Hughes received several trees to be planted around the school.  Digging, over 40 volunteers from AFL made holes where the trees could be planted.

Many people from Hughes thought that the trees were a great addition to Hughes Academy as Jeremy Montaro, a student at Hughes, demonstrates, “I think the trees look really cool.  While they’re just saplings now, in a few years other kids will get to sit in the shade beneath them.  That's really cool how it's a lasting effect on the community.” As an old Greek proverb demonstrates, “Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” Hughes Academy along with AFL global and TreesGreenville hope to continue a partnership that keeps benefiting the community of Greenville and help with Global conservation efforts.

Posted: 12/17/2016 | Author: Kevin L.