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Light Brigade® Associates Volunteer with Vision House to Aid Homeless


Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC – Light Brigade associates volunteered their time to Light Brigade Volunteerswork with Vision House to help serve the needs of the homeless in the area. Among the projects, volunteers organized the food and household items store, unpacked boxes and stocked shelves. Additionally, they prepared back-to-school supplies by unpacking, sorting and stocking donations. Orders were filled for delivery to shelters in the area. Another team of Light Brigade volunteers transferred wood chips to two playgrounds and weeded the community garden. Nearly 60 hours of service was provided to enrich the lives of those in need.
“Giving back to our community is one of our core values,” commented Lee Kellet, general manager for Light Brigade. “We believe we can make a difference – whether it’s one person or a team of people. In the short time we spent at Vision House, we supported children, families and the community, making it a better place to work, play and live. We are thrilled to have been a part of this organization.”  

Light Brigade is the training and education division of AFL, a leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories. Through AFL’s Community Outreach Program, associates are encouraged to give back time and talent in their community. AFL’s robust Community Outreach Program also includes grants, sponsorships, disaster relief and more.

Founded in 1990, Vision House provides housing, support services and child care for homeless families with children. Its goal is to help homeless families avoid homelessness or transition to permanent housing by providing housing and services that promote housing stability. This includes a tiered model of eviction prevention, fast-track housing, traditional transitional housing and referrals to long-term supportive housing. Classes and case management are also provided.

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About Light Brigade 
Light Brigade is a leading provider of fiber optic training through our exceptional team of qualified instructors and content developers. Since 1987, Light Brigade has trained more than 50,000 installers, technicians, engineers, and designers from a wide range of industries. The company produces professional-quality hands-on training courses, online learning programs, and training DVDs that cater to every skill level. Light Brigade also develops customized fiber optic training programs.  For more information, visit

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting OEM, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Rick Atchison 
Marketing Specialist
Light Brigade

Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager