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Youth group receives corporate help

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The Boys and Girls Club of East Albany is getting some help from Samsung to teach life skills to young men. 

Samsung, as part of an effort with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, donated a new refrigerator, TV, Blu-Ray player, and Washer and Dryer.

That's more than five thousand dollars worth of Energy Star qualified appliances that will help lower the club's utility bills. The equipment is also teaching young men how to be more energy efficient a home.

"It brings parents together, young people and the community resources such as the Water Gas and Light Commission who've been in teaching young people energy efficient practices they've taken home," said Marvin Laster of the Boys & Girls Club of America.

"They went home, did audits, walked through their homes with clip boards and said look mom you've got to unplug that you don't need it and they came back and showed us the results," Michael Nelson of East Albany Boys & Girls Club Unit Director.

 The East Albany Unit also received a state award for the Boys to Men program that teaches skills including cooking, laundry, and recycling.

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