ACF Environmental is not only an innovator in geosynthetic solutions and the construction industry for over 30 years but also a company that continues to give back. From collecting donations for a number of organizations to committing charitable acts within the community ACF employees are “Storm Troopers” who embody the “Let’s Get It Done” mentality. This page will be used to highlight the calendar year of events and charitable organizations the ACF “Storm Troopers” take part in.
“Food for Paws”
“Food for Paws” was another huge success this year spearheaded, again, by Wanda Simicsak! Her caring for our furry four-legged friends is contagious and $1050 plus lots of supplies was collected for the Chesterfield Animal Shelter. This is definitely an annual ACF Environmental event!
Post Memorial Day Luncheon
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States and for whom we are eternally grateful. Our ACF luncheon was a time to bring all employees together to share memories of either relatives or friends who had served in the military and, those employees who loved to cook, brought in their special dish to share with everyone! It was truly a fun gathering for all!
Shepherd’s Way Relief Center
For 2017, ACF Stormtroopers decided that all charitable fund raisers would be local communities and organizations in need. The first, being Shepherd’s Way Relief Center in Richmond, serves approximately 100 individuals per week a hot meal, has a clothes closet with gently used clothing and an emergency food pantry open to those less fortunate. A campaign was started the month of February and the ACF family joined together to successfully help stock the shelves with food and clothes! Go Stormtroopers!
December Christmas Fun
The holiday season at ACF Environmental was evident in the month of December. Office doors were decorated, celebration for all those born in the month of December, a “Country Christmas Breakfast” with all employees decked out in flannel and jeans, “hat day” to include Santa hats and reindeer antlers, and a holiday is not a holiday without a “sweets” day with holiday cakes and cookies! Everyone was decked out in holiday colors to join in on our traditional Christmas luncheon where the food was excellent and a time when numerous employees were recognized for years of service. All joined for breakfast bagels and hot chocolate followed by a “World of Chocolate Day”! Christmas fun was had by all this year!
Lots of costumes and lots of food! ACF celebrated Halloween in style this year accompanied by a yummy taco bar and opportunity for all employees to receive their annual flu shots.
Pumpkin For Kids
Once again, ACF Environmental took part in the “Pumpkin for Kids” project benefiting the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The foundation supports Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and the more than 50,000 children and families it serves each year. Thank you to everyone that participated!
Chesterfield Food Bank Drive
Together ACF was able to fill three huge boxes to support Chesterfield Food Bank drive!
Annual ACF Christmas Luncheon
Keeping the tradition alive, ACF Richmond held their Annual Christmas Luncheon on December 17th. As we do every year, we recognized employees who have been with the company for many years.
15 Years: Wanda Simicsak, Larry Jones, Mike Shipley, Jr., Sharon Herring, Robert Connelly, John Easom, Warren Cohn
20 Years: Greg Kramer
30 Years: Keith Frazier
We presented each of these employees with a gift as a token of our appreciation for their incredible work throughout the years.
Toys For Tots
ACF Storm Troopers wrap up 2015 with a toy drive to support Toys For Tots. Every child deserves a Christmas and ACF Richmond employees are helping to put smiles on children’s faces on Christmas morning!
Richmond Fisher House Supporting Veterans
ACF Storm Troopers proudly supported Richmond Fisher’s House which provides lodging at no cost to families of veterans receiving treatment at the McGuire VA Hospital. We also recognized all those related to ACF employees that have served or are still serving.
Walk To End Alzheimer’s
On Saturday, November 7, 2015 ACF Storm Troopers walked to help raise awareness and together as team united and raised a total of $1,365.00 for the Fight to End Alzheimer’s.
Being the spirited company that we are a celebration was in order to celebrate the spooky holiday with a delicious taco bar and awesome costumes of course!
RVA Heart Walk
ACF showed up to support the American Heart Association (AHA) which is dedicated to defeating heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
Pancake & Bacon Breakfast Fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association
Our Stormtroopers went into action on 09/18/2015 and raised $205 doing a pancake breakfast alone!!
Pack the Bus
With the support of all our employees, Sharon Herring spear-headed the “Pack-the-Bus” program by collecting school supplies and backpacks totaling approximately $500! Let’s hear it for the Storm Troopers!
Food For PAWS Fundraiser
The “Food for Paws” fundraiser was a huge success. Through the generosity of all Storm Troopers, $320 was collected plus lots of supplies for the furry ones for the Chesterfield Animal Shelter. Wanda Simicsak did an excellent job in bringing out the caring for our four-legged friends!
CAT Theatre Playhouse
For our 1st social event of the summer, some ACF Storm Troopers enjoyed a fun Friday night out June 5th.
Carl, Aaron & Reta attended a play “Quartet” put on by CAT Theatre, Richmond’s local group of community actors.
Richmond Flying Squirrels Games
A strong showing of ACF and family members joining others from the Virginia Builders Exchange at the Richmond Squirrels game on June 20th!
Urban Runoff 5K – Portland Maine
Rob Woodman, with family in tow, ran in the “Urban Runoff 5K” to help provide awareness of water pollution and to help raise money to support clean water education in schools. The event ended with the “Green Neighbor Family Fest”!
This year, in conjunction with the ACF Environmental Annual Memorial Day cook-out, it was decided to collect non-perishable food items for Feed More.
Feed More’s impact on hunger is: More than 1 million meals provided to children (5% rise since last year), nearly 21 million pounds of food distributed 1,628 elderly and disabled adults receiving meals.
Through the generosity of all ACF Environmental employees, twelve boxes of non-perishable items were collected and dropped off at Puritan Cleaners on June 3rd to join their effort in reaching “100K Meals” for hungry kids!
Taco Lunch/ Blood Drive
On June 19th, we held a Blood Drive that brought a great crowd of our employees to donate. To celebrate, we provided a taco bar for all of our Richmond employees in our break room to enjoy some great food and relax for a little bit.
“BOWLING FOR HUNGER”
YARD 2 & 2A GETTING IT DONE!
A local family and The Knights of Columbus organized a bowl for hunger fundraiser to help feed the hungry. The event took place on June 7th at 4 p.m. at Bowl America in Manassas, Va. Over half of the profits were going to be used to buy meal packages for the hungry. Each meal package will feed 6 to 8 people.
By working together, the Knights of Columbus were able to donate more than $1.4 billion and 664 million volunteer hours to worthy causes in the past decade. ACF Yards 2 & 2A were honored to be a part of this event.