PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Volunteers stationed at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA on Bennett Street weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty this weekend.

They spent hours Saturday weeding, mulching, and planting.

“A lot of it is beautification because it is something that really needs done annually, so you’re doing landscaping, you’re doing some painting, you can build things,” said Comcast employee Frank Polito.

Polito is just one of hundreds of local Comcast employees who took part in this year’s 15th annual Comcast Cares event.

It’s a day dedicated to giving back. Volunteers visit different locations and do a variety of jobs.

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“In Pittsburgh and in Allegheny County alone, we have over a dozen sites with over a thousand volunteers of Comcast employees,” Polito said.

Also helping out were volunteers with various non-profits, organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Urban League.

Comcast employees say its the working together part of the day that leads to so much success in the communities.

“It’s so exciting, its just a great day, we’re all so proud of it and it makes us feel great as employees to give back the way we do,” Polito said.

Since Comcast Cares kicked off more than a decade ago, more than 700,000 employees and other volunteers have completed more than 4 million service hours around the world.