Citi and the National Recreation and Park Association

Brings Global Community Day to Hemming Park

With help from NRPA, Friends of Hemming Park and Citi employees will revitalize

Hemming Park in Jacksonville, Florida through a community service day.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 31, 2017On Saturday, June 24, Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP) will join forces with Citi for their 12th Global Community Day. This initiative is part of a new partnership between Citi and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) where Citi employees work directly with local park and recreation agencies on a community service project. In Jacksonville, Florida, Citi employees will bring their gardening skills and will work alongside Friends of Hemming Park, the nonprofit group that manages Jacksonville’s first and oldest park.

The kick off will be at 9 a.m. and will go on until 12 p.m. This unique beautification project will make Hemming Park cleaner and greener by planting native plants and palms throughout the park. Harmony Sod Farms has donated 5 pallets of St. Augustine Sod and the City of Jacksonville’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services is providing the equipment for the cleanup crews.

Bill Prescott, CEO for Friends of Hemming Park, says ‘Friends’ is excited to work with Citi on this first-time large-scale beautification project since the organization has been overseeing the park in 2014.  Thanks to Citi, National Recreation and Park Association and the City of Jacksonville, we are taking another stride in our organization’s mission to bring vitality to Hemming Park and to make it a clean and safe downtown destination.”

“Volunteer service is one of the many ways Citi shows its commitment to the communities where we have a presence,” said Citi CEO Michael Corbat. “Global Community Day highlights the great work of our community and non-profit partners, and we are excited to join them once again to strengthen our neighborhoods.”

NRPA is proud to partner with Citi and other like‐minded corporations to provide opportunities for companies to give back and reconnect with the communities they serve through local parks and recreation. This year, Citi is partnering with local park and recreation agencies in 11 cities and towns across the country.

To learn more about NRPA corporate partnership opportunities, visit www.nrpa.org/partnerships.

To learn more about Friends of Hemming Park, visit http://www.hemmingpark.org.

To learn more about Citi, visit www.citigroup.com.

To learn more about NRPA, visit www.nrpa.org.

 

About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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About The National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not‐for‐profit organization dedicated to

ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social

equity. Through its network of nearly 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA

encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access

to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s

flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.

About Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP)

Friends of Hemming Park is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming Jacksonville’s oldest public park into a modern, urban space that engages diverse communities and brings vitality to our city’s public square.  To learn more about the park and upcoming events, visit hemmingpark.org.

 

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