More than 300 Cincinnati Bell employees celebrated Community Day 2016 by volunteering in Bond Hill, one of Cincinnati's most historic and important neighborhoods.
Over the course of two days these employees worked in conjunction with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and the United Way to revitalize the areas surrounding Bond Hill Academy and the Church of the Resurrection by clearing overgrowth; adding landscaping; painting fences, murals and playground equipment; and helping to organize the local food pantry and school library.
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One group of employees even extended a helping hand to an 81-year-old resident who lives across the street from Bond Hill Academy. As they were cleaning up the grounds around the school last Friday they noticed Ms. Lawson, who relies on a walker to get around, attempting to rake leaves from her sidewalk. In the spirit of Community Day, they asked her if they could help. Before long they had raked her leaves, trimmed her hedges, and even utilized one of our bucket trucks to cut tree branches away from her house. Ms. Lawson expressed her appreciation for the employees' kindness and told them she has been a life-long Cincinnati Bell customer. She says whenever other companies call her to switch she tells them, "I don't know you, I know Cincinnati Bell!"
Not only was this work a powerful demonstration of Cincinnati Bell's commitment to the community, but it's also part of a much larger initiative going on in Bond Hill.
The City of Cincinnati has designated Bond Hill as a core neighborhood that is ripe for redevelopment and connectivity will play a critical role if Bond Hill is to realize its potential. Over the past 12 months, Cincinnati Bell has made a significant investment to install fiber throughout Bond Hill. When we finish our initial build out this year, approximately 80 percent of Bond Hill businesses and residents will have access to Fioptics, which will positively impact local economic development and quality of life.