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VACU Members and Employees Volunteer at Woodville Elementary School

group of volunteers at woodville elementary

A group of 40 Virginia Credit Union employees and members joined together on Saturday, Nov. 2, to beautify Woodville Elementary School in Richmond’s East End.

The volunteers worked from 9 a.m. – 12 noon on Saturday, painting a cafeteria mural with artist Hamilton Glass, constructing picnic tables with the Richmond Tool Bank, and working outside the school to rake leaves, collect sticks and litter, and paint exterior signs.

The volunteer project was coordinated through HandsOn Greater Richmond.

The Woodville Elementary project was the fourth time that Virginia Credit Union has recruited its members for a community volunteer project. In the last three years, VACU members have also volunteered at Shalom Farms and painted a street mural in Jackson Ward.

“As a cooperative organization owned by our members, creating opportunities to work together in meaningful community projects makes sense,” said Glenn Birch, director of public relations for the credit union. “Together, our members and employees jumped right in and made a noticeable difference in just a few hours.”

School officials were pleased by the effort. "At RPS, we want to ensure that all of our students feel valued and cared for by improving and beautifying their learning environments,” said Dr. Shadae Harris, RPS Chief of Engagement. “We are thrilled to partner with Virginia Credit Union and HandsOn Greater Richmond as they help ‘RPS Shine' through their volunteer project at Woodville Elementary School.”

About Virginia Credit Union
A financial cooperative serving more than 285,000 members, Virginia Credit Union offers a variety of affordable banking services, loans, mortgages, and free financial education resources, with a focus on helping people be more confident with their finances. Virginia Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA. For more information, visit

About HandsOn Greater Richmond
HandsOn Greater Richmond provides a link for individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities within the Greater Richmond region. We offer unique, fun, and flexible ways to get connected and involved and provide volunteer management resources to the nonprofit sector.

Media Contact: Glenn Birch | | (804) 560-5664