Cameco Employees Show They Care in Cobourg and Port Hope

Cameco employees from Cobourg and Port Hope rolled up their sleeves and jumped in to the biggest United Way Day of Caring held across Northumblerland County.

Cameco employees from Cobourg and Port Hope once again got their hands dirty as they volunteered for the 19th annual Northumberland United Way Day of Caring on Friday, June 3.

This was the biggest Day of Caring yet, with 44 job sites across Northumberland County.

Joined by volunteers from other local companies, Cameco employees tackled a variety of projects, from gardening to painting to railing installation at various locations across the county including daycares, group homes, and the public library.

Though the warm and sunny weather made for an enjoyable day for the volunteers working outside, some employees would volunteer regardless of the weather.

"I enjoy giving back to the community," said Cameco Fuel Manufacturing employee Tony Bassutti. "The people that live in the area where we were working came over to thank us, and that made it worthwhile."

Tony and his group of four were tasked with cleaning up a park area. The people who lived there were so appreciative of the work that they set up a small table and chairs for the volunteers, complete with drinks and homemade snacks.

Tony's group finished up early, and decided to use the extra time to help another group of volunteers working on the exterior of a daycare.

"We heard other team members were in need of assistance, so we went to help them out," said Tony.