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Citi group and Habitat Japan
Global financial services company, Citi group had their volunteer day “Global Community Day 2008” on Nov. 8th. Citi does their business to some 200 million customer accounts in over 100 countries, and each Citi offices joined community service on the same day.
This year, 15 Citi participants from several different offices joined Habitat for Humanity Japan to join renovation activity at “Asian Rural Institute(ARI)” in Tochigi.
Citi participants had arrived ARI around 9:30am. They worked until 4pm, after small orientation
・Pouring cement and make the floor.
・Mowing and plough up to find subsoil water pipes
・Splitting and transferring firewood
・Paint the benches of open space.
Beside the work in the fresh air, we also enjoyed the organic lunch which was cooked with the vegetables grown at ARI. Also, Citi volunteers had orientations of Habitat for Humanity Japan and AIR, they could even had ARI tour and saw the vegetable fields, animals and their facilities.