On July 24, more than 30 BNSF summer interns spent seven hours volunteering at All Church Home for Children (ACH) in Fort Worth, Texas and Harvesting Hope Community Garden in Arlington, Texas. ACH helps children and families overcome life’s challenges and protects children from abuse, neglect and family separation. Harvesting Hope’s mission is to feed those who are hungry, teach people to grow their own food and build relationships in the community.
This was the fourth year that BNSF summer interns have participated in a Day of Caring, in cooperation with the United Way.
“Being out there with all the other interns created special memories that I think we will all cherish,” said Intern Nicole Aguirre. “It was awesome to see everyone outside of the office in a different setting.”
BNSF’s Summer Internship program is designed for college students who are a year or less from graduation. After earning their degrees, many interns return to work full-time at BNSF as Management Trainees.
“It was absolutely beneficial and fulfilling to see how BNSF plays such an important role in the community. We were also given the opportunity to appreciate how much BNSF Railway truly believes in caring for others,” added Aguirre.