Charter our Community connects volunteers with positive message

More than 20 Charter Communications employees came together June 18 and volunteered their time to make a difference in the life of Lynda Ryan, a local homeowner in Trumbull.  

This in support of the company’s national philanthropic initiative, Charter our Community, a program that seeks to improve 25,000 unsafe and unhealthy homes in the Charter footprint by 2020.

In conjunction with the local affiliate — HomeFront, Charter volunteers performed critical repairs to Ryan’s home. These renovations included, installation of new windows, painting the house exterior, landscaping and the removal of debris from the yard. 

The Charter our Community event not only had a positive impact on the Ryan family, but Charter employees greatly benefitted from the uplifting experience.

“It was a pleasure working side by side with my Charter colleagues to help make a difference to the lives of Lynda and her daughters,” said Heidi Vandenbrouck, who served as an event coordinator and senior manager. “When you do good things for others, you provide hope and make the world a better place.”

Ryan, who was on site helping the Charter Communications and HomeFront teams, said it was a special moment to see the community come together. 

“Everybody has a smile on their face, and they are happy to help,” she said. “These are my earth angels.”

First Selectman Tim Herbst, who stopped by the event and met with Ms. Ryan and Charter Communications and HomeFront volunteers, had only positive things about Charter our Community.

“To see this program, that is helping homeowners beautify their homes, beautify their properties, is great not only for the homeowner, but the entire town,” he said.

The program was created to improve the lives of residents in need while offering opportunities for Charter employees to take an active role in strengthening the communities where they live and work.

Since launching in late 2014, Charter Communications has improved more than 1,100 homes.

For more information on Charter our Community, including ways to get involved, request assistance for homeowners in need and safe and healthy home tips, please visit: