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Blue Cross Volunteers Lend a Hand at Hillside Farms

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By: Anthony Matrisciano
October 23, 2013
Picture at the Lands at Hillside Farms is Ann Wright, one of 10 Blue Cross employees who participated in the clean-up project.

Wilkes-Barre – Ten employees from Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) recently completed a volunteer project at the Lands at Hillside Farms, a non-profit 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 BCNEPA, who are all members of the company’s Caring Corps Employee Volunteer Program, helped weed flower beds, pull plants and prepare the site for winter.

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.