Avascent’s Socially Distanced Day of Service
Avascent’s DC office perform charitable activities despite Covid-related safety precautions
For the past several years, Avascent’s US team has been donating their time to local charities as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance honoring those who lost their lives on September 11th. Current COVID-19 safety precautions meant that Avascenturians had to get creative to give back this year, but the spirit and the results made 2020 yet another successful 9/11 Day of Service.
Among the groups Avascent typically supports is LightHouse DC. Founded by a former staff member Brian Hart, LightHouse DC assists families transitioning out of homelessness by helping furnish and set up their new home. This year, LightHouse DC pivoted its mission, launching its COVID Relief Program in early June. In September, Avascent staff pitched in on this effort, delivering groceries and PPE to DC residents.
To honor their commitment to helping veterans and servicemembers, many Avascenturians joined Wounded Warrior Project’s Carry Forward 5K event. Running their “Virtual 5Ks” around town, participants raised over $3,800 for the charity which supports veterans and servicemembers who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military. Team members also supported Soldiers’ Angels by making no-sew blankets and writing cards of support to Veterans at the local VA hospital.
Finally, in cooperation with its partner, Service Never Sleeps, an Avascent team logged on to provide a one-day pro bono consulting support for Perfect Inc., which provides employment training, placement, and lifestyle coaching to women who have previously been incarcerated. The team built on work completed earlier in the year during the firm’s Founders’ Day of Service, deepening its relationship with this great organization.
Avascent is honored and proud to support the work of these and other great organizations, both during its various service days and through its on-going charity efforts throughout the year.