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COVENTRYâ€” Members of the Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society (WRICHS) were thrilled to have employees of a Providence companyvolunteering their time at the Paine House on Friday morning as a way to help out non-profits throughout the state.
Society member Norma Smith explained that the WRICHS found the company, R&D Simulia, on the Preserve Rhode Island listserv.
â€śThey came up and this company apparently does volunteer work one day a year so we responded to the ad,â€ť she explained.
Smith said the society was never aware that companies did this type of community service and â€śthatâ€™s one of the good things about Preserve Rhode Island, weâ€™re being made aware of different grants and projects.â€ť
David Duke, Simulation Apps QA Manager for Simulia, said although they are a â€śsoftware companyâ€ť that offers â€ś3D experience through realistic simulation,â€ť they take time out of their schedule one day a year to help non-profit organizations throughout the country.
He said this year; the company is assisting 30 different organizations. It first began with a small group within R&D who wanted to partake in some community service but â€śnow itâ€™s actually a lot of the other offices in other states that started doing it as well.â€ť
â€śThis is a good thing because itâ€™s nice to help out and they were very thankful for the help,â€ť he added. â€śItâ€™s a really good program.â€ť
Brenda Titus, president of the society, explained that 11 volunteers spent their morning, from 8:30 to 12:30, at the Paine House, located at 7 Station St., doing various projects.
â€śThis is hours and hours of labor that we probably wouldnâ€™t have gotten done because we have a small membership,â€ť she excitedly stated. â€śWeâ€™re so thrilled to have people here.â€ť
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