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Volunteers Beautifying Spaces in Manassas, Woodbridge

By Potomac Local July 16, 2014 7:00 am

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MANASSAS, Va. – Several volunteers will fan out across the area to help revitalize six neighborhoods in Prince William County and Manassas on Thursday.

It’s a partnership between Habitat for Humanity Prince William and Greystone & Co., Inc, a real-estate lender that also owns and operates housing developments and nursing homes.  According to a Habitat for Humanity Prince William County, Greystone will send 106 volunteers form Warrenton to participate in the company’s annual day of service event to beatify the following areas:

Georgetown Village and Village Gate Subdivisions: (Georgetown Road & Powell’s Creek Blvd. in Woodbridge): Greystone volunteers will scrape and paint the yellow curbs, clean up and dispose of trash, repair and paint benches in common areas, sand and paint the wrought iron railings in common areas, and remove graffiti in the playground area.

D and E Streets, Woodbridge: Greystone volunteers will remove foliage, till soil, construct rip-rap check dams to direct water run-off and prep for fall planting. This will help mitigate some curb and gutter run off before it reaches Marumsco Creek.

Swale at 7770 Garner Drive, Manassas: Greystone volunteers will remove ragweed, save maple and cattails, place rip-rap along the swale and construct two rip-rap check dams in the swale

Storm Water Pond, 7870 Rodes Drive, Manassas: Greystone volunteers will fix and/or straighten 40-50 sapling trees (in tubes) that have been damaged; pick up litter and debris; and pick up and save stray tubes for future reuse.

More than 700 Greystone employees are expected to participate in the company’s day of service in 12 cities nationwide, according to a Habitat for Humanity spokeswoman.

Habitat for Humanity regularly works with volunteers who give of their time to improve houses, and the lives of disadvantaged members of the community.

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