Interns Take Action to Make Memphis a Better Place

Interns Take Action to Make Memphis a Better Place

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

More than 200 interns from FedEx, AutoZone and First Tennessee contributed more than 500 hours of community service in one day to preserve and protect vital community assets in Memphis.

Through the 901 Interns in Action event, three of the biggest companies in the city provided manpower to support a host of local non-profit organizations, including Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, Agricenter International and the Wolf River Conservancy.

The interns gathered bright and early at the Agricenter for a meet and greet and brief series of opening remarks. After hearing from a host of leaders representing each organization, the volunteers split up into groups and headed to various locations around Shelby Farms.

Once at their project sites, the summer interns rolled up their sleeves and got right to work. They cleaned up the Greenline trail, built Little Libraries, repaired park fences, packed boxes of food and more throughout the course of the hot summer morning in Memphis.

Watch the video to get to know a few of the interns and find out why they think it’s important to give back to the communities where they live and work.

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