First Annual Community Day
(October 17, 2022) – Earlier this month, Balzer and Associates celebrated our first annual Community Day – a day when we spent time out in the community working on service projects. Employees in each of our offices were able to participate in one of many opportunities to create an impact in our community. Balzer and Associates has long been proud of the dedicated involvement our personnel have in our community. Community Day was a fantastic opportunity for our staff to come together and give back to the communities that have provided so much to us!
Our Richmond office worked on four different projects. One group went to the Greater Richmond Fit4Kids Greenhouse to transplant seedlings for eventual planting in 25 local elementary schools’ Learning Gardens. Another group went to Harry E. James Elementary School to build a new Fit4Kids Learning Garden with raised beds. A third group joined the AIA Young Architects Forum in building the Community Wish interactive display at the Richmond Folk Festival, an entirely volunteer-run event. In the afternoon, the fourth group went to Robious Landing Park on the James River for a clean-up project.
In Roanoke, a group went to HopeTree Family Services, planting trees and shrubs to spruce up their property. A second group went to Feeding America where they sorted, boxed, and loaded food donations onto pallets. The third group spent the afternoon cleaning up trash along the Greenway in the City of Roanoke.
In the New River Valley, a group went to the local Salvation Army where they cleaned their sign, painted, removed outdoor carpet, pulled bushes and more. A second group did some clean-up work at Depot Park.
In our Shenandoah Valley office, the team did a cleanup for Mill Place and Natural Chimneys for Augusta County Parks and Recreation.
Balzer and Associates is proud to be able to support and work with so many wonderful organizations across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Community Day 2022 was a fun and fulfilling way for us to give back to community where we live and work.
About Balzer & Associates
Established in 1968, Balzer and Associates has been serving clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and surrounding states ever since. Balzer & Associates is a development consulting company that provides planning, architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental, and related services and serves nearly every market including commercial, healthcare, community, hospitality, industrial, and residential markets. The company is headquartered in Roanoke and has offices in Richmond, the Shenandoah Valley, and the New River Valley.