Old Dominion Job Corps Center

Facilities Maintenance Students Volunteer for United Way’s Day of Caring

June 18th, 2013

Students installing molding strips at United Way

By Jeanne Vaughan, Business Community Liaison

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, was designated as United Way of Central Virginia’s “Day of Caring”.  For 20 years, United Way of Central Virginia has been bringing together area non-profits who have a need for labor and supplies and matching them with area businesses that have the manpower and supplies to make things happen.

This is the fourth year Old Dominion Job Corps students have participated in “Day of Caring”.  Marie Martin, Executive Director of United Way of Central Virginia looks forward to our students coming to the United Way building each year to assist with work that is needed in their facility.  The first year our Painting trade re-glazed and painted the windows of the building and for three years our Facilities Maintenance students have performed numerous jobs including moving furniture, cleaning out their warehouse, replacing molding, mulching and planting shrubs and just about anything that needed to be done.

The students really enjoy the experience.  They are given T-shirts and treated to a wonderful lunch at the City Stadium.  Everyone is so complimentary of our students and their manners.  It makes me very proud.  HBI Facilities Maintenance Instructor Sean Kelly deserves recognition for the excellent job he has done with his students.  Their work and manners are a direct reflection of his expectations of his students.