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Edward Jones volunteers help make a difference

Published: Monday, July 7, 2014 9:16 p.m. CDT

JOLIET – Over 35 Edward Jones financial advisers, branch office administrators and their friends and family members recently joined forces in the local region to make a difference in the community. The group organized a service project to work on the landscaping of three Trinity Services Living Center homes in Joliet.

Trinity Services is a nonprofit organization founded in 1950. The organization provides a wide range of programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and/or behavioral health needs, according to a news release. Funding from Trinity comes primarily from the state and other private donors. About 30 adults are housed and cared for at the Joliet location.

The Edward Jones representatives pulled weeds, cleared leaves, trimmed bushes, spread mulch and transformed a quarter mile walkway path by adding mulch to it, according to the release. The group brought their own tools and equipment to assist with the day’s activities and donated funds to the cause, as well. The Edward Jones region also hosted a lunch for residents and volunteers after the work was done.

This is the second year in a row the group has volunteered at Trinity. The local Edward Jones representatives donate their time to various charitable organizations on a regular basis. Other service projects have included visits to Feed My Starving Children and Daybreak Shelter.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work.

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