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Blue Cross Volunteers Assist Hillside Farms

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By: Anthony Matrisciano
November 1, 2012
Picture at Hillside Farms are some of the employees who participated: Kneeling (Left to Right): Lynne Albee, Susan Baer, Samara Mitkowski. Standing (Left to Right): Tina Zannetti, Joan Wasilewski, Lisa Timek, Eileen Toussaint, Kara Malitsky, Grace Orzello, Connie Mannick, Christine Berlew.

Wilkes-Barre – Twenty-two employee volunteers from Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) recently helped with various clean-up tasks at the Lands at Hillside Farms. The Lands at Hillside Farms is a non-profit, regional education center and historic farm estate in Shavertown dedicated to preserving the region's land and history, and promoting lifestyle choices that are healthy, conservation-minded and practical. The group from BCNPEA, who are all members of the company’s Caring Corps Employee Volunteer Program, helped clean a barn, spread mulch, and weed flower beds.

All year long, BCNEPA employees are encouraged to volunteer for nonprofits in the community through BCNEPA’s progressive Volunteer Day policy, which provides paid time off to participate in community service.

About Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  BCNEPA offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to more than 540,000 individuals in 13 counties in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania.  The company’s mission is to provide integrated health care services and products to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of health care in the populations it serves.