City of Arlington Employees Volunteer to Tackle Community Projects During Unite Arlington Weekend
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on April 20, 2021, April 20, 2021

City of Arlington employees joined hundreds of volunteers in making a difference in neighborhoods, schools, and parks across The American Dream City during the Unite Arlington weekend.

Unite Arlington, a weekend-long volunteer event organized by a collaboration of Arlington churches, Arlington nonprofits and businesses called Engage Arlington, took place between April 16 and April 18. In all, an estimated 2,200 volunteers participated in 81 projects that included park and creek clean up, painting, landscaping, as well as fence and minor home repairs.

Arlington police officers, joined by Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and Chief of Police Al Jones, helped two homeowners in need with yard work, fence and garage repairs. Public Works employees volunteered to pick up debris from the creek areas at Cravens Park and Marrow Bone Spring Park. Arlington fire fighters also picked up litter and did landscaping at Cravens Park, Veterans Park and Julia Burgen Park. These are just a few examples how City of Arlington employees chose to volunteer their time and efforts to make Arlington a great place to live, work, play and learn.

The Unite Arlington volunteer weekend , which started in 2020, was founded out of “a desire to do good for the Arlington community” in collaboration with Mayor Williams, said Art Hooker, a representative with Engage Arlington.

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