This year, Skuid celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by honoring his commitment to service. From our eastern U.S. headquarters to our west coast office, members of the Skuid team took a “day on” instead of a day off, to serve in their local communities.
Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learn more about the projects we joined:
Habitat restoration at Point Pinole.
One project took place along the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond, CA.Partnering with The Watershed Project and the East Bay Regional Park District, members of the Walnut Creek, CA Skuid team joined over 70 volunteers to remove invasive ice plants from the marsh, restore a meadow by planting natives (to provide a better habitat for monarch butterflies), and remove trash from the shoreline.
“We are grateful for the hard work of all the volunteers,” said Paula White, project coordinator at The Watershed Project. “We are proud to serve with them and to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of community service.”Keith Metzger, manager of pre-sales engineering at Skuid, said, "It was a worthy event to help our parks and native habitats."
Preserving Beck Knob Cemetery.
Beck Knob Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN holds the graves of African-Americans dating back to the 1800s. This cemetery was overgrown and needed a lot of TLC. A group of 30 volunteers, including 11 Skuid employees, spent four hours on MLK Day with their rakes and chainsaws, clearing brush from the cemetery.
A local resident, who had both taught at and attended a nearby school, said that he had not seen Beck Knob Cemetery look that good in 50 years. A local church, which was deeded the land in 1888, is trying to have the cemetery listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
“Helping to ‘unveil’ the cemetery was powerful,” said Jessica Mazariegos, receptionist at Skuid. “It felt like we were acknowledging and remembering their lives by beautifying their final resting place.”
“It's amazing how much the community cares for those who have been gone for over 100 years,” added Stephen Sells, Skuid technical support engineer. “The respect given to them is touching.” Skuid is a 1% pledge company, we give 1% of our time, and 1% of our product. Learn more here.