In an effort to spread the word about local charities, Virginia Paving Company has launched Dump Trucks for Charities.
During this challenging economy, were providing a highly-creative way for local charities and nonprofits to spread their messages, said David Horton, plant manager of the Alexandria branch of Virginia Paving.
Dump Trucks for Charities provides to local groups sign space on its dump trucks, which are seen by thousands of Alexandria motorists every week. The 15-inch high by 36-inch wide aluminum signs affixed to the truck tail gates will help increase awareness for groups such as the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and Rebuilding Together Alexandria.
Virginia Paving is generously helping Rebuilding Together Alexandria, said Katharine Medina, executive director. With this creative visibility, we hope to add more qualified homeowners to the program and more volunteers from the construction industry.
Rebuilding Together Alexandria has five signs calling for applicants and volunteers. Adopt a Pet for the Long Haul reads the Animal Welfare League of Alexandrias five signs, complete with pictures of a kitten, a dog and a bunny.
Virginia Paving has agreed to display the signs for six months.
The Alexandria branch of Virginia Paving employs 175 men and women engineers, mechanics, road workers, drivers and electricians. The branch has worked on several high-profile regional projects including the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge and the Springfield Interchange. The company is on track to provide approx $90,000 in cash and non-cash donations to Alexandria charities and nonprofits in 2008.
To add your organization to the Dump Trucks for Charities program or to find out more about Alexandrias paving company, visit www.VirginiaPaving.com.