As always, we hope you and yours are well. I want to personally thank you for your support of Eggleston – especially during these last few months. The Eggleston team has worked hard to deliver essential services to those depending on us while ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved.
We have seen an outpouring of community support in response to our needs (we exceeded our fundraising goal of $10,000 for Give Local!), and for that we are most grateful. We continue to explore new ways of empowering and enriching the lives of adults with disabilities during this time and we look forward to continuing our partnership with you to make it possible!
Gratitude for Gifts
Eggleston is grateful for the following companies and organizations for their recent, generous support:
Mancon, LLC., GEICO, The Wawa Foundation, Southern Star Embroidery, Wards Corner Lions Club, and Hercules Fence for their continued support of the OK5K Walk, Run and Stroll.
United Way of South Hampton Roads and USAA for supporting rehabilitation and case management programs to empower adults with disabilities to be part of our local workforce.
City of Portsmouth and to the City of Norfolk for choosing Eggleston to receive a Community Development Block Grant to strengthen and expand our programs.
Chesapeake Human Services for a grant that will allow us to reach more seniors through our Camp Civitan summer program.
City of Virginia Beach for a grant in support of our brain injury services’ community outreach program for area high school students.
Eggleston Employee, Local Veteran Honored Nationally
Tom Redinger, a 21-year U.S. Navy Veteran, joined our Automotive Center team six years ago as the service manager. Redinger leads an integrated team of individuals with and without disabilities to ensure that 100+ cars are ready for sale in Eggleston’s twice-a-month, public auto auction.
Tom’s leadership has made a positive impact on the Eggleston team, and also in his personal life. In April of this year, Tom was named SourceAmerica’s Honor Roll for Veteran’s Award recipient. Read more about Tom and the Source America award here.
Mission-Essential Work Provided by People with Disabilities during COVID-19
Eggleston is a nonprofit member of the SourceAmerica® network that provides employment to more than 90,000 people with disabilities nationwide under the U.S. AbilityOne Program. The AbilityOne Program is one of the largest sources of employment for people who are blind or have significant disabilities in the U.S.
Thanks to Eggleston, more than 135 people with disabilities have continued working during COVID-19 to provide mission-essential services to our military in laundry, food service, mailroom and custodial services to our military.
In fact, Eggleston provided nearly 3,000 pieces of linen (blankets, sheets and gowns) for the U.S. Naval Ship Comfort that provided relief to New York’s overwhelmed healthcare earlier this year.
Adopt a Crop and more at Eggleston’s Garden Center and Community Garden. For more information contact our Garden Center team.
Save the Date! United Way Day of Caring is on September 18th. Small group activities and virtual volunteer opportunities coming soon!
Give your time and talent! Contact Danielle Nance to learn more about becoming a volunteer committee member or joining our board of directors.