On Thursday, July 17, Habitat Hero Sponsor, Greystone, sent 106 of its Warrenton, VA-based employees to participate in its annual nationwide “Day of Service” to help beautify public spaces as part of Habitat for Humanity Prince William County’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.
Greystone employees rolled their sleeves up and dove into six Community Development projects including:
Georgetown Village and Village Gate Subdivisions: (Georgetown Road & Powell’s Creek Blvd. in Woodbridge): Greystone volunteers scraped and painted the yellow curbs, cleaned up and disposed of trash, repaired and painted benches in common areas, sanded and painted the wrought iron railings in common areas, and removed graffiti in the playground area.
D and E Streets, Woodbridge: Greystone volunteers removed foliage, tilled soil, constructed rip-rap check dams to direct water run-off and prepped for fall planting. This work will help mitigate some curb and gutter run off before it reaches Marumsco Creek.
Swale at 7770 Garner Drive, Manassas: Greystone volunteers removed ragweed, saved maple and cattails, placed rip-rap along the swale and constructed two rip-rap check dams in the swale.
Storm Water Pond, 7870 Rodes Drive, Manassas: Greystone volunteers fixed and straightened 40-50 sapling trees (in tubes) that were damaged; picked up litter and debris; and picked up and saved stray tubes for future reuse.
Habitat for Humanity’s relationship with Greystone, the Prince William County Department of Public Works and the homeowners associations of Georgetown Village and Village Gate exemplifies the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative’s goal to serve more families by engaging residents and other community partners to revive neighborhoods and make them safe, inviting places to live.
Large volunteer groups that work with Habitat for Humanity are a perfect fit for its community development projects that clean up, repair and landscape communities. Community development helps the environment, improves safety and enhances neighborhood aesthetics, resulting in happier and healthier families and a better quality of life for all community members.
Greystone’s annual Day of Service engages over 700 employees across 12 cities in the U.S. to dedicate an entire day as community volunteers for various Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
Thanks to the Prince William County Department of Public Works who partnered with us to make these projects such a success. Their manpower, tools and know-how were priceless!
Thanks to Chick-fil-A in Manassas and Woodbridge who donated lunch to four of the work sites and thanks to Brixx and Wegmans in Woodbridge who donated lunch to two of the work sites! We are so appreciative of their generosity!
Thanks to the volunteers who picked up and delivered the lunches to the work sites: Bill Warner, Jennifer Decker and Melissa Maharaj!
Special thanks to Hoadly Playroom Early Learning Center in Manassas for allowing the volunteers to park in their parking lot and to Sudley Manor House on Garner Drive who provided water and restroom facilities to the volunteers. Thank you very much!
Thanks to Greystone for helping us build a better community!