Wilmington, Del. – August 17, 2021 – Yesterday, Amazon employees from the soon-to-be opened fulfillment center in Wilmington teamed up with the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation to clean up three local parks: Christina Park, Kirkwood Park, and William “Judy” Johnson Memorial Park.
Among other tasks, Amazon employees spent the day restoring baseball fields, painting swing sets, fences, and sheds, cleaning up brush and debris, and mulching garden areas.
“We extend an enthusiastic Wilmington welcome to Amazon and its employees,” said Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki. “Our City is comprised of great neighborhoods, parks, and people and today Amazon opened its relationship with Wilmington in a big way. Thank you for your efforts to improve our parks and for caring about the community in which you work. We are looking forward to an ongoing relationship that is beneficial in many ways to Amazon and Wilmington.”
“Amazon is a global company that sets roots in the local communities in which we live and work,” said Will Carney, General Manager of Amazon’s soon-to-be opened fulfillment center in Wilmington. “This includes giving local workers good jobs that pay well, fostering a diverse and environmentally friendly workplace, and partnering with community leaders for service projects like this one. Thank you to Mayor Purzycki and his team for all their help today and we look forward working together much more in the future.”
Amazon employees in Wilmington are also volunteering their time locally with organizations including, but not limited to, the Ronald McDonald House, Humane Society, ASPCA, and Meals on Wheels.