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Mid-Atlantic Camden Cares Veteran Boot Campaign
Photo courtesy of Image by Andrea Wynn
Photo courtesy of Image by Andrea Wynn
By Guest Blogger
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018

On Monday, December 3, 2018, Camden employees from the Mid-Atlantic area got together for a Camden Cares Veteran Boot Campaign opportunity. This year, the Mid-Atlantic region helped with several projects for a US army veteran and his family in Maryland.

The US army vet and his family have a beautiful piece of land, and a team of 30 Camden leasing, maintenance and construction staff built a vegetable garden, accessible ramp, a pig pen, deck, and other interior projects.  

Mid-Atlantic Camden Cares Team

Mid-Atlantic Camden Cares Team

Photo courtesy of Andrea Wynn

“There is no greater gift than giving back, especially to a wounded Veteran, who sacrificed so much for our country and all of us. “, says Andrea Wynn, Community Manager, Camden South Capitol.

Andrea building fence

Andrea building fence

Photo courtesy of Joelle Salviati

“It was a very successful day for Camden as a whole and for the Meadows family. It was a true blessing watching the selfless acts performed by so many resulting in the culmination of numerous wonderful accomplishments.”, says Duane Canter, Director of Construction.

Duane, Richard and George

Duane, Richard and George

Photo courtesy of Duane Canter

“Giving back to someone who fought for our country and our freedom is always a great feeling, but when you see the homeowners and their reactions of the work being done is even more rewarding.  There was a point I was finishing up and taking in what had already been done and "Melissa" walked out of her house and stopped, noticed her flower bed was cleared out, something I don’t think she had seen in a while and the excitement on her face, over something so simple but something she loved, that’s what this is all about.”, says Christine Thomas, Community Manager, Camden Ashburn Farm.

Joelle, Uju, and Christine

Joelle, Uju, and Christine

Photo courtesy of Joelle Salviati

“So blessed to work for such a kindhearted organization. Using our resources and skills to help a family in need during the Holidays is so rewarding!”, says Kendra Jones, Area Community Manager.

Building the garden

Building the garden

Photo courtesy of Joelle Salviati

Giving back to others through physical labor is personally fulfilling to me. I was able to help build a pig pen, clean gutters, rake leaves, and rip up old carpet in their home. I enjoyed getting to know the family we were helping and fell in love with their labradoodle puppy, Zepplin.

Zepplin

Photo courtesy of Joelle Salviati

Building the ramp

Building the ramp

Photo courtesy of Joelle Salviati

To learn more about the Camden Cares Veteran Boot Campaign, check out Gibert’s blog about helping out a veteran in California.

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