NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – (January 23, 2020) – Langley Federal Credit Union employees, friends and family members honored Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday by volunteering throughout the Hampton Roads community. A total of 213 volunteers worked a combined 1,214 hours to make a difference and honor Dr. King’s legacy.

Partnering with Housing Partnerships, Inc. (HPI) and York County, the Langley team worked on 12 homes at Leigh Road in York County. The work included three new roofs, multiple windows and doors, flooring, painting and yard work. One homeowner received a new hot water heater, and another got a new air conditioning unit. To kick off the day, York County Board of Supervisors Chairman Chad Green personally thanked the 185 volunteers. Spirits were high and the energy was contagious, despite the 28-degree weather.

“Our team and their families work hard to make a difference in our communities throughout the year, but what was most impressive was the teamwork shown by these volunteers proving that together, we can make a real difference in people’s lives,” said Langley President & CEO Tom Ryan.

HPI was founded in 1985 with a mission to provide neighbors with safe, warm and dry homes. HPI works to repair and replace substandard housing in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. HPI is a locally-funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides vital home repair services for low-income families and people with disabilities.

In Chesapeake, 22 volunteers completely re-vamped the reception area of Children’s Health Investment Program (CHIP). They tackled sticky walls covered in wallpaper glue, updated the bathroom with new furniture and a changing table (important for a non-profit that serves families with newborns), and hung new, colorful photos on the freshly painted walls. The CHIP employees were stunned with the transformation and grateful that their welcome area is now a warm reflection of their important work.

CHIP provides services in Hampton Roads for children through age six and expectant mothers in the focus areas of health improvement, school readiness and self-sufficiency.  Families benefit from the guidance of both a nurse and certified parent educator who meet with them at their home. Using evidence based curriculum, CHIP is improving the lives of the most vulnerable families in our community.

An additional 6 LFCU employees volunteered at Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, Center for Sexual Assault Survivors and Animal Aide.