Barbara L. Pearce

North Haven-based H. Pearce Co. closed its offices yesterday so that staff members could spend the day volunteering in the local communities served by the firm. The second anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States was specifically selected as the date for the volunteer event.

According to company President and Chief Executive Officer Barbara L. Pearce, the company has been actively involved in its local communities since 1958. To show its continuing support, and in honor of those who help others, each branch office worked directly with a different organization of its choice throughout the Greater Hamden, New Haven and Shoreline areas. The associates and staff of H. Pearce aided their communities by landscaping, helping out at homeless shelters, sponsoring a local blood drive and performing other community tasks.

The Shoreline offices, located in Branford, Guilford and Madison, volunteered at the Branford Volunteer Services, the American Red Cross and Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center. The New Haven office spent the day volunteering at the ALSO Cornerstone in New Haven.

Staffers from the Wallingford office volunteered their service at the Harborside Health Care in Hamden. In addition, they collected non-perishable food items that will be donated to the American Red Cross Wallingford Food Pantry. The H. Pearce Corporate Services Division in North Haven volunteered its services at Life Haven in New Haven and the Industrial & Commercial Division pitched in at the Fellowship House in New Haven.

“In honor of Sept. 11, we will be closing our offices and our people will spend their time giving back to the communities we serve,” says Herb Pearce, founder and chairman of H. Pearce Co. “On that day, we encourage everyone to take the time to reflect, remember and honor your local community by volunteering your time and service.”