Helping Hands Team Beautifies Ladrey House Grounds for Spring for Alexandria
The Sheriff’s Office Helping Hands Team once again participated in Spring for Alexandria, partnering with Volunteer Alexandria and other community organizations to complete beautification and improvement projects for Community Service Day 2014. On Friday, May 16, the Helping Hands Team, coordinated this year by Deputy Andrea Diaz and Lieutenant Melissa Josiah, worked on the grounds of Ladrey House, a high-rise for seniors operated by the Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority.
While members of the Alexandria Bar Association Young Lawyers painted rooms inside Ladrey House, Lieutenant Josiah oversaw the Helping Hands Team outdoors as they scraped and painted benches, planted flowers, and spread mulch in the courtyard. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and Undersheriff Tim Gleeson visited the project site and offered encouraging words to Lieutenant Josiah and other Helping Hands members Captain Robyn Nichols, Deputy Shawn Buker, Anne Zalewski, Latoscha Pierce and Tiffany Searcy.