Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc. Employees Make a Difference in Their Communities

Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc. (WEG) employees carried out several food drives and adopted multiple families for various local charities during the holiday season.

Williamsburg, VA, December 25, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Employees of Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc. (WEG), a local environmental consulting and engineering firm, conducted several food drives and adopted multiple families in each of the four Virginia branch offices during the holiday season from November to December.

On the job or in their communities, employees of WEG are always looking for ways to make a difference in the lives of others. This charitable spirit is particularly evident during the holiday season, especially in these tough economic times where so many can use a helping hand.

Once again this year, WEG has forgone a corporate holiday party and client gifts and instead, monies designated for these events were directed to WEG’s holiday food drive campaigns. “For the past two years we have provided these special holiday contributions to organizations and families in need throughout our communities,” said Dave Ramsey, Principal of WEG. The generous corporate donation helped to contribute to already bountiful employee food donations in each Virginia office.

Twice during this Holiday Season, employees at the Williamsburg Corporate Office filled the back of a SUV and delivered over 200 pieces of much needed food items to FISH - a local Williamsburg agency that helps those in need by providing food, clothing, and transportation to thousands of people in their community each year.

The Williamsburg Corporate Office, through the United Way, also adopted two families with a total of four children. WEG employees collectively sent over 45 gifts to the United Way for these two families. Each family received over 20 individually selected and gift wrapped presents. Along with the employee donations of clothing and toys, WEG also contributed a generous Food Lion gift card for each family to help with their holiday dinner preparations.

Similarly, WEG’s Herndon office also collected food for their local community support group - FISH. The Holiday food basket donations totaled over 50 pounds. The Herndon office also adopted a family for the Holidays through the Blue Ridge Food Pantry. The office employees pooled their resources and purchased winter clothes and toys for the young children. Along with these gifts of clothing and toys, WEG also contributed a generous Martins gift card for the family to help with their holiday dinner preparations.

Employees in the Richmond Office, with the help of a local organization called the Military Retirees Club of Richmond, came together to donate food, work clothes, and other holiday cheer to the Department of Social Services of Chesterfield/Richmond. The collective food drives sponsored dinners for approximately ten families from both Senior Connections and Social Services. The holiday work clothes drive donations exceeded all expectations as boxes of suits, ties, dress shoes, etc., were provided to the Virginia Workforce which helps to cloth individuals seeking employment. The WEG Richmond Office also collected toys to donate to the Children’s Hospital of Richmond recreation therapy department. Over 40 toys ranging in age categories from infant to age ten were presented to the Hospital to help with the children’s recovery.

In Fredericksburg, the employees collected food for a family they have adopted for the holidays through the Social Services Holiday Hope program. The adopted family consisted of a young mother with three young children under the age of five. The WEG Fredericksburg Office employees collected and donated several boxes and bags of non-perishable food to the family before Thanksgiving. They also invited this same family to their office Holiday pot-luck party where the mother was presented with a large bag of food, a food card, a gas card, and approximately 8 or 9 presents for each of her three children.

Since its inception 20 years ago, WEG has encouraged its employees to get involved in their local communities through education, outreach, and donation of time and money. “2010 was a milestone year for us, as we celebrated our 20th anniversary in April. We feel very fortunate to be doing business here in Virginia and wanted to continue to give back to the local communities that have made our progress possible. The generosity of the WEG employees continually surprises me. I am very proud of their dedication to the communities where we work and live,” said Ron Boyd, President and co-founder of WEG.


About WEG:
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc. (WEG) is a full-service environmental consulting and engineering firm that serves both the public and private sectors in providing simple, cost-effective solutions to today's complex environmental problems. We offer specialized environmental services in the areas of ecology, environmental planning, water resources, ecology, stream assessment and restoration, landscape architecture, golf course planning, construction administration, and regulatory support.

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Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
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