Runners will be feeling good when they finish the 2008 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Syracuse knowing they not only ran 3.5 miles, but also contributed to two beneficiaries that make a difference in Syracuse.
Beneficiaries chosen for 26th running
of Corporate Challenge in Onondaga County
SYRACUSE, April 4, 2008 – The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area and the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) have been named the beneficiaries for the 26th running of JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge at Onondaga Lake Park on June 24.
Each of these organizations will receive a donation from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation in connection with the Corporate Challenge. Charitable giving is a key component of the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Series, with locally-designated donations at each of our 12 events in six countries on five continents. More than $1.5 million has been provided to not-for-profit organizations in worldwide Corporate Challenge markets since 2005.
Past beneficiary recipients of the Corporate Challenge in Syracuse include Junior Achievement and Make A Wish Foundation in 2007, Central New York Community Foundation and the United Way in 2006, and ARC of Onondaga County and Boys and Girls Club in 2005.
The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area has been assisting people in Onondaga County since 1883. Through 40 programs, 30,000 people receive help every year, with services ranging from the food pantry, shelters for the homeless, licensed quality day care for low income families, outreach and counseling for homeless youth, housing, parenting and life skill training for teen mothers, senior services, and food and gifts for disadvantaged families during the holidays. The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area has demonstrated a unique ability to create new programs and achieve successful outcomes that have been recognized by government agencies, private corporations, foundations and accrediting institutions.
OCRRA was created by the New York State Legislature to manage the solid waste, or large amounts of trash, we produce on a daily basis. The term “solid waste management” is synonymous with the safe disposal of garbage and the recycling of items that were once sent to a landfill. OCRRA provides to the community a solid waste solution that is environmentally sound, highly efficient, safe and innovative, by utilizing the optimal mix of waste reduction, recycling and disposal. By 2010, OCRRA will be recognized as a world leader in local waste disposal and recycling solutions making our community one of the best places to live and work.
Registration for the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Syracuse remains open with the anticipation of more than 7,000 participants from nearly 300 companies looking to take part in the 3.5-mile run/walk.
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