More than 300 volunteers from the Richmond area joined together on Saturday, May 3, 2008 for 'Comcast Cares Day' to help revitalize the facilities of the Greater Richmond ARC's Westwood Avenue headquarters. Together on this day - Comcast's annual, nationwide day of service ' Comcast employees and their families and friends, along with representatives from the ARC and members of the local community, all pitched in on a number of projects to help support renovations currently underway on the ARC building, including cleaning, painting, landscaping and carpentry work. Volunteers also helped to install furniture donated by Comcast.
The ARC's Westwood Avenue building was once the site of a tractor-trailer repair facility in the 1950s, and several improvements and enhancements have been made since ARC acquired the building in the 1980s to make it more user-friendly for the human services the organization provides its many clients and their families. The Comcast Cares volunteer effort helped not only with much-needed cosmetic enhancements, but also helped make better use of space in areas such as ARC's After School and Day Support Services.
Explained Demis Stewart, Executive Vice President of the Greater Richmond ARC, 'We are incredibly grateful for the Comcast volunteer effort on Comcast Cares Day. Today's efforts will go a long way in helping to keep our facilities safe and inviting for the more than 1,200 individuals and families that we serve each year. One of our main goals for these and future enhancements is to make the level of our work environment complementary to the professional services we provide.'
ARC would like to thank the volunteers from Comcast, the Greater Richmond ARC and the broader community that invested so much time and energy on Comcast Cares Day. The Greater Richmond ARC relies on the support of individuals, community organizations and businesses like Comcast that are truly invested in giving back to the community.