Arrow Electronics Takes Service to New Heights
This July, a group of summer interns at Arrow Electronics participated in a day of volunteer work at Gray’s and Torrey’s peaks in Colorado, taking service initiatives to an elevation of 12,000 feet. Throughout the day, they performed trail maintenance, guided by leaders from the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI).
CFI educates volunteers through service to protect the alpine tundra. Interns were expected to expand or suppress the current trails through the movement of rocks, grass transplant and willow plugs, making the trails safer for hikers.
The group was greeted by several hikers during the day, many of whom expressed their gratitude for the restoration efforts being made.
“The experience was an opportunity to pay it forward,” said Emily Scott, an intern at Arrow. “While it was difficult, hearing so many people thank us made me realize the impact of our work. Knowing I was able to help protect the trails made me want to participate again in the future.”
Interns who participated also earned matching funds for CFI through the Arrow Charitable Dollars for Doers program.
About the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI)
CFI partners with the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, passionate volunteers and donors to protect Colorado’s highest peaks, build and maintain hiking routes on the Fourteeners to accommodate hiking use while minimizing damage to native alpine ecosystems, stabilize and restore eroded areas and educate hikers about Leave No Trace principles and sustainable recreational practices. For more information, visit http://www.14ers.org/.
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics guides innovation forward for over 150,000 of the world’s leading manufacturers of technology used in homes, business and daily life. With 2017 sales of $26.6 billion, Arrow aggregates electronics and enterprise computing solutions for customers and suppliers in industrial and commercial markets. The company maintains a network of more than 345 locations serving over 80 countries. Learn more at FiveYearsOut.com.