Provided by Keep Prince William Beautiful
Keep Prince William Beautiful, Prince William County’s leading environmental action organization, announced a new twist to the annual #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 by calling on volunteers to give their time, instead of money, to a KPWB Beautification Project at the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run.
Keep Prince William Beautiful, along with grant partner Dominion Energy, has constructed a pavilion and outdoor recreation area as a beautiful gathering place and outdoor space for wounded warriors and their families visiting the 37-acre retreat in Haymarket.
The Warrior Retreat at Bull Run is the flagship project of the Serving Our Willing Warriors organization. The Retreat is anchored by an 11,000 square foot fully-restored home perched atop 37 acres near the base of Bull Run Mountain.
“We are very excited about this Giving Tuesday project at the Warrior Retreat,” said KPWB President Marlo Thomas Watson, CEO of The Marlo Company, Inc.. “We encourage all of our friends and neighbors to join us in this fantastic KPWB beautification project honoring veterans.”
On Nov. 28, KPWB, along with community partner Cornerstone Landscaping, will host volunteers for a Day of Giving in celebration of #GivingTuesday and to advance the Pavilion Beautification Project. Volunteers will work on landscaping projects, development of a children’s recreation area including outdoor hopscotch and more.
“This project goes to the heart of why we do what we do,” said KPWB Executive Director Jason Parsons, “We do not keep Prince William beautiful just for the sake of keeping it beautiful; we keep Prince William beautiful so people can do beautiful things. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Giving Tuesday than joining with us to create a beautiful place for warriors and their families to spend quality time and in honor of the sacrifices they’ve made.”
To volunteer, please email Lynda Kummelt at [email protected]. Volunteer activities will take place from 11:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m. The public and volunteers are encouraged to post support for this project now through Nov. 28 by using the hashtag #GivingTuesdayKPWB.