Clean Community Commission’s Helping Hands Program Begins for 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission, with support from Virginia Beach Public Works Waste Management, is set to complete its first Helping Hands project of 2013 on Tuesday, May 21. The commission will work with a group of 13 high school seniors, plus a few chaperones, from a private high school in Delaware.  The group will mow, trim and weed-whack, among other services, to help beautify a resident’s yard in the Timberlake neighborhood.


The Helping Hands Program provides one-time assistance to residents who are physically and financially unable to do outside yard maintenance themselves.


Commission Chair Dan Baxter and Vice-Chair Larry Banks work with and are very appreciative of the Helping Hands volunteers. “Our volunteers augment our staff and are a dedicated force multiplier in providing city services to our residents,” said Baxter.


Volunteer groups are needed to assist with Helping Hands projects during the spring, summer and fall each year. Talent or experience in landscaping or gardening is not required but appreciated. Most of these projects require a time commitment of less than four hours and can be done on a Saturday morning. If interested in lending a hand and helping a neighbor, call (757) 385-3855 or visit


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