Local Companies enjoy Team Work while Helping our Community
For local companies like DLR Contracting, Inc., giving back to the community during Rappahannock United Way’s Day of Action has become an important tradition.
“Individually we do charity work, but this is something we do as a company every year,” said Randy McNulty, of DLR Contracting, Inc. as his team gathered for a group photo during the 24th Day of Action kickoff rally. “I love coming here. Everybody’s so happy. We do it for the community. It means a lot to me. It’s a lot of fun.”
For teams like DLR Contracting, Inc., dedicating a day to volunteering is a team building experience their employees look forward to.
“It helps us as a company,” said McNulty. “We’re all kinda like a family anyway. We love doing things as a company. I think it makes us closer.”
Quarles employee Sharmela Campbell said Day of Action makes her feel good because people are doing things for others.
“To see our company come together and do something like this means a lot,” said Campbell, who was getting ready to head to the Children’s Museum of Richmond – Fredericksburg to clean, paint and spruce up their educational play areas. “It makes me feel good because we are a family-oriented company. It’s nice to see (Quarles) cares about the community as much as I do.”
Stafford County Government employee Kathy Mitchell enjoyed working outside the office with co-workers she doesn’t always get to see because she works at an off-site location.
“It gets everybody out of the office and socializing in a different environment,” said Mitchell, as she got ready to head out into the community along with 298 other volunteers ready to complete a total of 35 projects. “I like going out into the community. It does feel good. I feel like I helped someone. One less thing they have to worry about.”
Anne Overington of Century 21 Redwood Realty was happy to be helping Mental Health America Fredericksburg spread the word about their suicide prevention walk called “Another Day” during the annual event.
“This is allowing us to spread the word for them,” said Overington, who has participated in Day of Action for four years. “I love our community of Fredericksburg and the way we come together to help one another. Every time we can build each other up, that’s what we’re here for.”
Sharmela Campbell, Quarles employee
Kathy Mitchell, Stafford County Government employee
Anne Overington (center), Century 21 Redwood Realty
Rappahannock United Way volunteers spell out “ACTION” before heading to their projects.