Tetra Tech’s Hampton Roads, Virginia, Office Exemplifies the Company’s Spirit of Giving
The volunteering efforts by employees in the Hampton Roads office help to build a stronger, more vibrant community, honor service members, and build hope and improve the lives of those in need. Here we highlight a few of their many charitable causes.
Aiding our community
Our dedicated employees supported the Roc Solid Foundation—an organization that builds hope for families fighting pediatric cancer—by raising money and building a playset for a young boy battling cancer. When a child is diagnosed with pediatric cancer, normal family activities are replaced by doctor’s visits and treatments that leave children with weak immune systems and an inability to interact in public situations. Several Tetra Tech employees and their family members spent a Saturday morning building a backyard swing set for Everett to provide him with a haven to play and give his family hope for the future.
Remediating our environment
Our employees also committed to environmental sustainability by participating in various Hampton Roads events, including:
- Joining the Lynnhaven River NOW DaVinci Park’s tree planting activity to plant 400 native plants to combat flooding
- Helping remove approximately one ton of detritus from bays, islands, and watersheds as part of Clean the Bay Day activities
- Collecting trash and debris from Lake Taylor Schools each quarter in support of the City of Norfolk’s Keep Norfolk Beautiful Adopt–a–Spot program, including collecting 40 pounds of trash during one event
- Raising awareness for the global water crisis and donating water to a local food bank through a Walk for Water event where each employee carried one or two gallons of water, because so many people around the world must carry water for miles to their homes daily to survive
Supporting our veterans
Employees also honored veterans and service members by participating in various activities throughout the year. As part of the Wreaths Across America program, volunteers placed wreaths on headstones in the Albert Horton Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia, and started the event early so the activity would be completed before families arrived to visit loved ones. Multiple team members also participated in the Spartyka 5K race to support the Wounded Warrior Project, which supports wounded veterans and their families. Our employees were invited by the Hampton Roads Sanitation District team to run for those who defend our freedom, helping raise more than $1,500 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Mentoring future scientists
Our team also took a Leading with Science® approach to service by encouraging the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions by hosting two high school seniors for a job shadowing program that explored STEM careers.
We are proud of the Hampton Roads office and their strong participation and long-standing history of giving back to the local community by supporting a diverse variety of charities. We thank them for demonstrating exceptional leadership both in and out of the office to benefit the community and promote community service.