Eight Clarksburg-area Dominion employees beautified the grounds of a Harrison County, W.Va., United Way agency on June 21, 2011. The employees from Dominion Transmission and Dominion Resources Services volunteered for the United Way Day of Action, an annual day mobilizing local volunteers to complete community service projects.
Dominion’s volunteers cleared weeds and unwanted trees from flower beds and planted flowers at the Harrison County Sheltered Workshop. The agency is a community rehabilitation program that provides work activities, training and employment opportunities to people with disabilities so they can attain their optimum level of social and vocational functioning.
"Sometimes we get so involved with what we are doing inside the building while we are providing vocational services to people with disabilities, we often forget, or do not have the time, to maintain the outside to make it look nice," said Marsha Allman, executive director of the Harrison County Sheltered Workshop.
"Having flowers surround our sign and our entrance door beautifies our grounds and makes our building look more inviting, and cheers up anyone coming in, whether it be our client-workers with disabilities, our staff, or the customers who come in to purchase client-made products and services. The Dominion volunteers did a great job and we will have beautiful flowers blooming for many months to come. We just can’t thank them enough."