|Volunteers work on landscaping at the ACCA Child Development Center in Annandale.|
Twenty-two people signed up for a gardening project organized by Sue Clark. They spent Saturday morning weeding and mulching the landscaped area in front of the ACCA Child Development Center on Columbia Pike and preparing the vegetable garden beds behind the building.
One of the volunteers, Vicki Merryman, from the Pinecrest area who also volunteers at Green Spring Gardens, said she wanted to participate in the Day of Service because “it’s important to give back to the community.”
|Annandale resident Sue Clark readies the ACCA gardens for spring planting.|
|Left to right: Rachel Sinaiko, her parents Alex and Ivy Sinaiko, and friend Ally Smith paint an apartment for a Homestretch family.|
Homestretch helps its clients get jobs and provides a range of services, such as financial skills training, child care, counseling, and legal assistance, along with a safe place to live for six months to two years. About half the families helped by Homestretch are single mothers escaping domestic abuse.