January 29, 2019
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Clark Construction Gives Back to Local Communities During National Week of Service

As part of Clark Construction’s inaugural Week of Service, Clark team members from across the country volunteered more than 2,500 hours to make an impact on their local communities. Clark’s Week of Service, which was held in conjunction with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, benefitted more than 50 organizations in communities across the country. 

“At Clark, our commitment has always been to give back to the communities in which we work and live,” said Brian Flegel, Clark Construction’s Senior Vice President of Talent. “Our Week of Service is an extension of that commitment and allows our employees to come together and support causes they are passionate about.”

Here’s a snapshot of the volunteer efforts employees participated in during Clark’s Week of Service:  

  • Partnered with Inova Blood Donor Services to host a blood drive in Bethesda, Maryland. 
  • Donated essential items and filled “Clean Start” bags at the Lorton Community Action Center to support low-income families in Fairfax, Virginia. 
  • Partnered with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to sort food donations that support vulnerable families in Chicago, Illinois. 
  • Planted trees, picked up debris, and collected leaves at Seattle’s Skyway Park. 
  • Installed bird netting and cleaned the zoo grounds at the El Paso Zoo in Texas. 
  • Worked alongside A Wider Circle in Washington, DC to sort household items for individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness and fleeing domestic abuse. 
  • Teamed up with Luke 14:12 to serve hot, nutritious meals to homeless individuals in Nashville, Tennessee.   
  • Organized and catalogued clothing donations at Support the Enlisted Project (STEP) to support active duty enlisted members and recently discharged veterans and their families in Southern California. 
  • Partnered with Pike Market Food Bank to distribute groceries to low-income families, seniors, and individuals in Seattle.

“Volunteering alongside others on the Clark Team is a wonderful experience,” said Megan Barrett, a Clark engineer who spent time at Luke 14:12 last week serving meals to the homeless and underserved population in Nashville, TN. “It feels good to know we are doing our part and giving back to the local community.”