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“Doosan Day” Means Community Service Around the World
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“Doosan Day” Means Community Service Around the World
  • By matthew
  • September 14, 2015, 08:00
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Park Yong-man, CEO of Doosan (middle), together with his employees, are affixing Yellow Carpet to a crosswalk with a hammer near Shin-dang elementary school in Jung-gu, Seoul.
Park Yong-man, CEO of Doosan (middle), together with his employees, are affixing Yellow Carpet to a crosswalk with a hammer near Shin-dang elementary school in Jung-gu, Seoul.

 

10,000 Doosan employees posted in about 200 communities of 16 countries around the world have “Doosan Day of Community Service” on Sept. 14. The day has been designated as a day for charity activities, where Doosan employees around the world voluntarily engage in various voluntary charity activities that will contribute to the development and improvement of the local communities in which they reside. These regions include the Americas, Europe, China, and the Middle East.

In Korea, employees installed children's traffic safety facilities, visited seniors and the underprivileged, donated blood, and did road maintenance.

In the U.S., employees donated food to food banks, and worked to maintain public facilities. In China, employees paid visits to child welfare institutions and engaged in volunteer activites. They also cleaned up the facilities. In the United Kingdom and Germany, employees engaged in maintenance and doing repairs in local community centers and welfare facilities.

Under the slogan titled “Let’s make our road safe for children,” Park Yong-man, the CEO of Doosan, together with his employees affixed Yellow Carpet to crosswalks. Yellow Carpet is a yellow-colored safety zone designated for the prevention of traffic accidents in areas crowded by children. With the help of the Green association of mothers from 9 elementary schools in Jung-gu, Seoul and voluntary night guards, Park and employees installed Yellow Carpet on crosswalks frequently used by children.

Park said, “Doosan Day of Community Service is growing in meaning from a day for voluntary activities into a day with a unique cultural significance to bring together Doosan employees for meaningful activities.” He added, “I hope that people of local communities around the world know the sincerity of our employees doing charity work today.”