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IBTTA Annual Service Project To Assist the Local Community in Southern Virginia

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IBTTA Foundation

It’s a regular feature of IBTTA’s annual Maintenance and Roadway Operations Workshop. And for everyone who takes part, it’s a highlight of the year—a chance to give back to the community by participating in a local service project before the Workshop gets under way. 

This year’s community service theme is to give “a hand up, not a hand out”, the mission of our partner organization. We’ll be delivering on that mission by helping one of southern Virginia’s most dedicated community service groups up its game, extend its reach, and help more families in need.

From 8:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday, June 23, IBTTA member volunteers will be working at the ReStore retail outlet and drop-off center run by Habitat for Humanity South Hampton Roads (Habitat SHR), located just a stone’s throw from the Hilton Norfolk the main hotel, where the Workshop takes place. Habitat SHR lives out its mission by making it easier for low-income households to build and purchase homes.

“We’re proud that our region is hosting this year’s Workshop, and we know the community service project will leave behind a great contribution and some wonderful memories for everyone who takes part,” said Co-Chief Meeting Organizer Jeff Holland, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel District.

Building Capacity

Anyone who works in the tolling industry knows that it’s all about building capacity. The Habitat SHR service project follows that lead. Habitat SHR has built 230 homes in the past 30 years, and their audacious goal is to double that total in the next 10 years.

The community service project won’t be about building houses. We’ll all be working together in a single location, helping to boost the capacity of the ReStore outlet to provide better, wider support for a bigger inventory of projects. We will be working on projects including repairing asphalt, gates and fences, painting, landscaping and striping a parking lot. And, if you’d rather work inside the ReStore facility, we’ll be moving furniture, cleaning and organizing.

Either way, we’ll have a Mission BBQ lunch together, and we’ll get to meet and work alongside the local Habitat for Humanity volunteers who’ve dedicated themselves to making the Hampton Roads region a better community.

Let’s Make This Happen!

When you register to attend the Workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for the community service project.  A $50 volunteer fee covers your breakfast, lunch, transportation and supplies for the day. To sponsor the project, please contact Wanda Klayman. If you want to take a look at what a day out with your friends and colleagues looks like, scroll through some photos from previous events.  We are looking for to seeing you in Norfolk.

Register today for IBTTA’s 2019 Maintenance & Roadway Operations Workshop, June 23-25, 2019 in Norfolk, VA.

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