“I ♥ Helping.” The message was proudly displayed on bright purple shirts, and the volunteers who wore them personified it. The group – one pharmacist and six pharmaceutical technicians from the Jeffersonville-based specialty pharmaceutical company BriovaRx® – joined Blue River Services and its Housing Department for Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give a Day Week of Service, a volunteer opportunity supported through Metro United Way.
On April 17, BriovaRx® employees took a break from helping patients manage complex conditions and prescribed medications to support Blue River Housing staff and enhance the landscape at Country Trace affordable senior housing community in Palmyra.
By the end of the afternoon, the eight-acre property had newly planted flowers throughout, in community planting beds and at some of the apartments where the residents weren’t able to plant their own. Volunteers also pulled weeds, spread rock and dirt to fill in eroded areas, replenished dirt at the horseshoe pits, and laid down grass seed and straw.
The group said they chose to work with Blue River Services, because it was close to home and they wanted to give back to their local community – the selfless act of compassion that is encouraged through the Mayor’s signature program each spring.
Thank you to all our volunteers!