On April 12, 2016, Georgia’s Own Credit Union (GOCU), in partnership with Park Pride, held a volunteer service day along the City of Atlanta’s Arthur Langford, Jr. Park. The event highlighted how by working together, organizations across the City can play a key role in taking care of the communities where they conduct business touching lives in truly impactful ways.
Georgia’s Own Credit Union held the volunteer day to celebrate reaching $2 billion in assets, a long way from the $160 investments they started with in 1936. As the local organization continues to grow, GOCU is determined to make an impact on the communities they service.
Thanks to the GOCU staff and their partners, the park now has new plants in the rain garden that will help absorb, filter, and clean rain water before it trickles its way into nearby creeks. The newly flowered garden will also serve as a “living classroom” where youth can participate in the environmental education program offered at the park.
In December 2015, the City of Atlanta opened the Arthur Langford, Jr. Skatepark along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. ABI, who constructed the park, was excited to see community organizations working together to provide safe places where community members can come together. This initiative continues to move forward thanks to the City of Atlanta, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and other community partners like Georgia’s Own Credit Union.
Atlanta BeltLine Chief Operating Officer, Clyde Higgs joined GOCU’s Principal Experience Officer Adam Marlow, Councilmember Joyce Sheperd, and Park Pride’s volunteer manager John Ahern for the festivities.
“The Atlanta BeltLine started off as a grassroots organization and having corporate partnerships such as these remind us of our foundation and the duties we have to our community. Its feels good to see things come together.”
With warm weather coming our way for the Spring and Summer seasons, there isn’t a better time for organizations, residents, and people everywhere to come together to help build up their communities.