As a company that exists in partnership with our local community we proactively support social contribution activities under the themes of the environment, next generation, and local communities. In this spirit, on April 13th SSA partnered with Reforest the Bluegrass.
Reforest the Bluegrass is a Lexington area event focused on planting trees. Fayette county is the second least forested county in the state. As Fayette county is our neighbor, and where many SSA associates call home, it only made sense that we would support this event!
SSA was a Leading Sponsor of Reforest the Bluegrass as we donated thousands of tree seedlings for volunteers to plant, as well as sponsored the Birdhouse Building Tent. Since Reforest the Bluegrass began in 1999 more than 15,500 volunteers have planted some 136,000 seedlings to improve stream side water quality, aquatic grassland habits and land stability.
This year we had 26 associates and family members come out to plant seedlings and help children build birdhouses. Overall we helped plant 100 of the tree seedlings and helped children assemble over 100 birdhouses.