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Mets-greats join Citi and Habitat Volunteers in ‘Brush with Kindness’ event

Members of the Mets Alumni Association join with Citi and Habitat-NYC volunteers to make an impact. Photo by: Billy Neumann

On Thursday May 24, 2012 Citi and the New York Mets Alumni Association continued their ongoing commitment to the community in participating in the Habitat for Humanity ‘Brush with Kindness’ event. As Mets-greats Ron Darling, Mookie Wilson and Tim Teufel joined Habitat Volunteers in helping to revitalize the King Towers Community Center and the Youth Chorus Office at Taft Houses in Harlem.

The Mets-greats were on hand as a part of the Mets and Citi’s ‘Teammates in the Community’ initiative, which reflects their ongoing commitment to being active participants in the community. Darling, who serves as an analyst for SNY and a Board member of Habitat for Humanity-NYC, was joined by fellow alumni Mookie Wilson and current Mets third base coach Tim Teufel, as well as 25 Citi volunteers to help Habitat-NYC improve the grounds in and around two NYCHA locations.

“At Habitat for Humanity-NYC we are proud to celebrate with Citi, the Mets and with my fellow teammates Mookie and Tim,” said Darling. “It is a winning partnership with a long-standing commitment to the community. As a team we will work together to revitalize the rooms and areas where young people and residents of this neighborhood gather every day.”

Since 2000, Citi and Habitat employees have built and helped create approximately 386 safe, affordable and energy-efficient homes across the United States for families in need.

“As an enabler of progress, Citi is proud to serve New Yorkers and local communities in which we’ve now had a presence for 200 years,” said Bill Borden, Managing Director, and Citi Transaction Services. “By partnering with organizations like the Mets, Habitat for Humanity-NYC and NYCHA, we are able to collectively make a tremendous impact. I’d like to thank the Mets alumni and all volunteers for coming out and making a difference.”

This Brush with Kindness event was one of more than 1,000 events globally that Citi held as a part of its annual Global Community Day.

Story compliments of Citi and Habitat for Humanity

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