Every year, HandsOn Greater Richmond coordinates Give A Day RVA 2018, a city-wide volunteer project. With nearly 35 participating organizations and 600 volunteers, Give A Day RVA 2018 is one of the largest service events in the Greater Richmond area.
On September 29th, we hosted 21 volunteers from UPS Freight. Volunteers and their families arrived at HomeAgain’s Espigh Family Shelter enthusiastic and eager to help. They painted three of the shelter dorm rooms, the learning center and the foyer. On the exterior of the shelter, volunteers planted fresh flowers and mulch. Renovations like these improve the quality of our shelter and help make it feel like home for the men, women and children temporarily living there.
Many volunteers were the children of UPS Freight staff and it was their first time actively serving in the community. One of the youth volunteers, Ava, was celebrating her 13th birthday. HomeAgain staff joined the volunteers to wish her a happy birthday and celebrate for cake, which she left behind for the residents to enjoy.