Stantec Volunteers Partner with NeighborWorks Alaska to Enhance Safety at Affordable Housing Complex
Day of service to improve visibility is part of larger company initiative
Francis Wiese, Stantec’s national marine discipline lead, clears limbs from a black spruce tree in the Hampstead Heath housing complex in Anchorage. Stantec volunteers teamed with NeighborWorks Alaska to clean up several areas in the complex to improve visibility before winter.
ANCHORAGE (September 24, 2015) NYSE, TSX: STN - A team of Stantec’s Anchorage architects, engineers and design industry professionals recently pitched in to help improve safety at the Hampstead Heath affordable housing complex. Teaming with NeighborWorks Alaska, 30 Stantec employees helped prepare the grounds for winter. Work included removal of fencing, installation of gravel, and removal of tree limbs and underbrush.
Nearly 90 families live in Hampstead Heath, including more than 150 children. NeighborWorks Alaska organizers said clearing the grounds helps improve safety for all residents, especially children, as the darkness of winter descends.
“This is our community and we’re pleased to have the opportunity to help NeighborWorks Alaska make it better,” said Tim Vig, Stantec senior principal in Anchorage. “While the weather was rainy, it didn’t dampen our spirits.”
The effort was part of Stantec in the Community Day. It was the third annual volunteer day for the company in which about 7,500 of the firm’s employees from around the world participated in service projects within their local communities.
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