Truman Sailors participate in community outreach programs across Hampton Roads

Posted at 1:00 PM, Oct 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-23 13:00:35-04

More than 550 Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman participated in multiple community outreach projects across Hampton Roads on October 16th.

Sailors participated in projects with eight organizations including the Elizabeth River Project, Norfolk Cemeteries, Union Mission, Big Brothers and Big Sisters Military Mentoring Program, For Kids, The Helpers Organization, Norfolk Botanical Garden and The Focus Center.

“We reached out to organizations all over the Hampton Roads area and there wasn’t one that asked for help that we weren’t able to oblige,” he said. “We had an amazing turnout, beating the numbers from our last set of projects. Everyone was excited to get out and show their support for the community and it’s a great feeling being able to show our community we care.”

The outreach projects included general cleaning, trash pickup, painting, landscaping, carpentry, harvesting, planting, gardening, and nature park preservation, and served communities in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Portsmouth.