Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission Extends Helping Hands Program to Residents in Need

Thursday, May 26, 2011

On Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. until noon, the Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission will lead dozens of volunteers to beautify the yard of a Great Neck resident in need. The commission’s Helping Hands Program assists senior citizens and physically challenged individuals who are unable to maintain their yards.

Qualified residents receive a professional-grade yard cleanup from a dedicated team of volunteers who are committed to keeping Virginia Beach beautiful. The landscaping makeover will be conducted by a hardworking team of commissioners, Navy men and women, and other caring city residents.


The Helping Hands Program is a collaboration between the commission and the city’s Public Works Department, Waste Management Division. “More than once, these efforts have brought together neighbors to help our seniors and disabled to maintain their properties by adopting their neighbors in need,” Commission Chairman Dan Baxter said.


By engaging Virginia Beach residents as volunteers and partnering with city resources, the commission has helped keep up the homes of residents in need, making it easier for them to remain in the homes they love. “The project shows our commitment to truly being a Community for a Lifetime,’” Baxter said.


The Clean Community Commission, formed in 1980, promotes litter prevention, recycling, beautification and general environmental awareness through educational projects. The commission is a City Council-appointed body that advises the council.


For more information about the Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission or the Helping Hands Program, call the Department of Public Works, Waste Management Division, at (757) 385-4650 or visit