AWEA staff help local community on Earth Day

23 April 2014 by Kelsey Robertson Kelsey Robertson

Yesterday, for Earth Day, 20 AWEA staff-members volunteered at Bread for the City, a local non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. AWEA staff helped in a variety of ways, including by:

  • Working on Bread for the City's rooftop garden to prepare it for the spring season by planting lettuce, spinach, thyme and strawberries. Providing locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables is just one way that Bread for the City helps the neediest in Washington DC.  Given the overwhelming need in the District -- where one in eight households experiences hunger --  team AWEA was happy to help.
  • Helping prepare and organize fresh vegetables and bakery goods for distribution to the hungry.
  • Helping organize and filter donated clothes so that Bread for the City can provide local needy families with wearable clothes that fit the season.

Below are a few pictures from the day's events:

This latest effort continued AWEA's commitment to Bread for the City.  Last December, 37 team members participated in our 2013 annual charity drive to raise money for Bread for the City.  Together we raised $2,532 which meant that 87 families received holiday meals from our efforts.

Way to go Team AWEA and Bread for the City!

To learn more about this organization visit: http://www.breadforthecity.org/