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Workplace Safety & Health Co. Volunteers in Mural Art Project 

Volunteers from Workplace Safety & Health Co., Inc. joined others in the community to help paint a mural installed at the I-65 underpass at Central Avenue and 12th Street as part of the Vibrant Corridors mural art project. Artist Tom Torluemke developed the artwork, and the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful along with several local businesses including Workplace Safety & Health Co. provided volunteers on July 16 and 17 to help paint the mural that depicts people holding up the underpass just as members of a community symbolically support their communities and create enjoyable places to live.

Vibrant Corridors is a civic-led, neighborhood mural initiative launched in fall 2014 that beautifies many of the city’s key gateways and thoroughfares. Funded partly by The Glick Fund/Central Indiana Community Foundation, it links artists with mural locations throughout the city—including bridge underpasses and building walls—to create vibrant public works of art that encompass the character of neighborhoods and enhance the connection between neighborhoods.


 

 

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Workplace Safety & Health Co. Volunteers at Indy Reads for Indy Do Day

An annual Indianapolis volunteering event called Indy Do Day provided an opportunity recently for Workplace Safety & Health Co. consultants to get out in the community and help make a difference at one local well-deserving nonprofit organization. The Workplace Safety & Health Co. team spent Friday afternoon October 3rd at the Indy Reads bookstore on Massachusetts Avenue near the downtown area.

The basic skill of reading can easily be taken for granted. However, Indy Reads believes everyone should have the opportunity to be able to read. Their mission is to promote and improve the literacy of adults and families in Central Indiana through one-on-one tutoring, small group sessions, English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, and neighborhood Literacy Labs.

The scope of the project included stamping used books and reorganizing books on the sales floor and in the overstock area in the basement. Flashlights were used where needed, and dust and dim lighting did not hinder the work that afternoon as hundreds of books were sorted and reshelved. Those participating were consultants Emily Montgomery, Matt Cook, Tom Okuszki, Megan Staats, and Dick Griffith, WSH president.

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