Avascent Volunteers in the Community for 9/11 Day of Service
To commemorate the anniversary of 9/11, Avascent DC office took part in acts of volunteering and raising money in the community.
In one of Avascent’s longstanding day of service events, a group of Avascenturians worked with Lighthouse DC Welcome Home to help furnish and decorate a home in Anacostia, building a crib and triple bunkbed for the family. The Avascent team helped a single mother and her family navigate housing insecurity, and worked to make her house feel like a home over the course of the day.
Building on our sandwich-making and grocery bagging events over Founder’s Day and Juneteenth, Avascent supported Martha’s Table by preparing food and packaging groceries for distribution. Through the event, Avascent provided healthy and hearty food to underserved communities around DC.
Avascent participated both locally and virtually in the Wounded Warrior Project’s Carry Forward 5k to help raise money and awareness for veterans who served on or after September 11th. A group of Avascenturians completed the trek around the national mall, while others boasted exquisite views as they supported the team virtually.
Back in the DC office, four Avascenturians worked directly with the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) to help devise a fundraising and marketing strategy to advance their mission of providing legal services to underprivileged members of the AAPI community. The deck they put together will be a roadmap that guides APALRC’s next steps and will be reviewed by the board of directors.
For the second year running, a group of eleven volunteers crafted no-sew blankets and cards for veterans. The blankets and cards add a personal touch for veterans in our local VA community and help advance Soldiers’ Angels mission to offer meaningful support to veterans across the US.
Avascent President Steve Irwin said, “We value our ability to give back to the local DC community so we thank the charities who worked with us so that we could commemorate this 9/11 Day of Service, as well as to the Avascenturians who gave their time, energy and enthusiasm to these worthwhile causes.”