A crew of 600 GE Transportation employees and 15 local suppliers are getting ready to work this afternoon.
But the GE employees won’t be building locomotives. They’ll be volunteering today and Friday as part of a community service initiative as part of GE Community Day in Erie.
Volunteers, who will begin work at 2 p.m. today, will be working at three different locations.
▀ At Central High School, more than 450 volunteers will paint classrooms, replace ceiling tile, refurbish the library and science lab and repair gym bleachers and a field house.
▀ At Boys & Girls Club of Erie, about 65 volunteers will paint and make repairs, and complete landscaping on the athletic fields.
▀ At Community Health Net, a group of 80 volunteers will prep and paint the facility.
Fifteen different GE Transportation suppliers are also participating by proving labor, materials or in-kind services.