SPRINGFIELD — CMC Energy Services, a woman-owned company that offers energy efficiency and clean energy services for residents and businesses throughout the Delaware Valley, partnered with Carson Valley Children’s Aid (CVCA) to assist with renovations of the organization’s youth residences.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Flourtown campus, CVCA is undertaking major renovations of five cottages, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The cottages provide a safe haven for youths ages 12 to 19 who are survivors of severe trauma or neglect. CVCA housing is often necessary while youth undergoing counseling services reintegrate into the community.
More than 60 CMC Energy Services employees dedicated time and resources to the campus improvements. The volunteer effort included painting the living spaces, dining room and bedrooms.
“It is crucial to Carson Valley’s mission and to the children, youth and families we serve to have support from corporate partners like CMC Energy Services in order for CVCA to continue its legacy that was built over a century ago,” said Diane Kiddy, CVCA chief executive officer.
“Our office has chosen to partner with an organization which we have a true passion to help serve,” said Mimi Iklé-Khalsa, chair of CMC Energy Services’ board of directors. “CMC Energy Services is in the community every day, witnessing how the hardships of unsafe housing can prevent individuals and families from finding financial stability and reaching their full potential. Just as a small amount of caulk can improve the energy efficiency of a room, a small action — simply painting a room — can also have enormous benefits on the mental and emotional well-being of the children who spend their days and nights at Carson Valley Children’s Aid.”