Volunteer Arlington Day 2017

Participants in Volunteer Arlington Day 2017 gear up for a kickoff prior to heading out to various sites to assist non-profit organizations. (Arlington Chamber of Commerce photo)

More than 100 volunteers from Arlington Chamber of Commerce member businesses and organizations participated in the annual “Volunteer Arlington Day,” held April 25.

As part of the effort, volunteers fanned out to support non-profit organizations in the community. Now in its 18th year, the event is presented by the Chamber’s Community Action Committee.

“Volunteer Arlington Day is an excellent way for our members to connect with one another while giving back to our community and helping make Arlington a better place,” Chamber president Kate Bates said.

“We hope they will form valuable relationships that will continue to grow for years to come,” Bates said of the business-nonprofit connections.

Organizations aided by the effort included the Arlington Arts Center, Arlington Food Assistance Center, Arlington Medical Society, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Arlington Thrive, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, BallstonGives, Community Residences, Culpepper Garden, Linden Resources, Offender Aid and Restoration, Phoenix Bikes and the Reading Connection.

Firms that provided volunteers included Access National Bank, Arlington Community Federal Credit Union, Arlington Strategy, BB&T, Caulkins & Bruce PC, Clarendon Animal Care, Design TLC, Dittmar, DoubleTree by Hilton Washington D.C.-Crystal City, Encentric, Esoarc, Expo Branders, Lafayette Federal Credit Union, Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Segue Technologies, United Bank, Urban Alliance, Washington First Bank and Waterford Inc.

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