PPL Swept Away by EO Minnesota Community Service Efforts


Loren Schirber

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Minnesota
Phone 1.612.501.0358
Fax 1.612.789.8509
E-mail [email protected]

PPL Swept Away by EO Minnesota Community Service Efforts

Tornado and Torrential Rain Can’t Stop EO from Giving Back to Community

Minneapolis, MN, August 25th, 2009  – Not even a tornado and torrential rains that deluged the Minneapolis area on August 19th could stop the EO Minnesota chapter from giving back through a volunteer community service event.  The EO Minnesota chapter in partnership with Project for Pride in Living (PPL) spent the afternoon spreading mulch and trimming trees at a 10 building apartment complex run by PPL for low income families. 

“The rain was fierce and the sky was angry but that didn’t stop our chapter of entrepreneurs from getting out of the office and getting our hands dirty to give back” said Jim Sheehan President of the Minnesota chapter for the 09/10 year.  The event was organized and chaired by EO MN board member Michael Sarafolean and included a visit to the PPL Headquarters to learn more about the organization over lunch, an afternoon of community service, and a dinner that followed. 

PPL volunteer coordinator Molly Duncan said “Thank you so much for lending a hand to PPL.  We could not have done the mulching without all of you.  You did a phenomenal job!  Mulching in the pouring rain exemplifies true dedication to helping those in need”. 

About EO
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a dynamic, global network of more than 7,000 business owners in nearly 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO’s 108 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 38 years old with annual revenues of US$14.4 million. For more information on EO or to apply for membership, visit www.eonetwork.org or call +1.703.519.6700.

About PPL

PPL is a not-for-profit organization based in the Twin Cities.  Its mission is to work with lower-income individuals and families to achieve greater self-sufficiency through housing, employment training, support services, and education.  Learn more about PPL at www.ppl-inc.org.

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