Alexandria, VA – Employees of HGA Architects and Engineers have been actively involved in the greater Washington, DC community throughout the year by volunteering time and resources to a number of organizations. A few highlights include:
- Potomac River Clean-Up: HGA partnered with the Alice Ferguson Foundation and the City of Alexandria to clean up a stretch of the Potomac River adjacent to the Canal Center Plaza in North Old Town. In two separate events, 33 employees volunteered and collected approximately 30 bags of trash, 25 bags of recycling, 62 plastic grocery bags and an estimated total 1,445 pounds of trash.
- Canstruction: Each fall, HGA participates in the local AIA Northern Virginia Canstruction competition, where teams design and build structures out of canned food items. After several weeks of fundraising and developing the design, the team assembled the 3,619-can structure at Reagan National airport, where it was on display for a week. Afterwards, all food was donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center where it will go to families in need. HGA has won the top two categories, Best Original Design and People’s Choice, for two years running.
- Warrior Canine Connection: HGA provided pro-bono schematic design services for the Warrior Canine Connection, a non-profit organization that works with injured soldiers to train puppies as service dogs for other injured warriors. The project includes the re-purposing an abandoned, historic dairy barn into their new headquarters building.
- Race for Every Child: HGA raised funds through a large team of runners and also provided several race day volunteers for the 5th Annual Race for Every Child in support of Children’s National Health System.
- Salvation Army Angel Tree Program: HGA employees purchased new toys, gifts and clothing for 15 deserving children “Angels” in need during the 2017 holiday season.
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