Local bank members chip-in on Shalom Farms volunteer opportunity

Positively Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Despite a rainy start Saturday, more than 100 Virginia Credit Union members and employees ventured to Shalom Farms to lend a helping hand. 

Volunteers spent the day at the Westwood location of the bank to assist with gardening, installing fencing and laying gravel. 

Helpers also built a mobile farm classroom and assisted with landscaping before the growing season.

Children were also encouraged to volunteer and help build a blackboard to teach others how to grow healthy food. 

“And Shalom Farms is such a great organization that does so much to help with food insecurity in our city that we wanted to help them and all the work that they’re doing,” said Glenn Birch of Virginia Credit Union. 

Volunteers also spent time planting crops and pulling out weeds on the farm. 

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