More than 200 volunteers arrived with shovels, paint brushes and trowels in hand ready to work on the annual Valley Partnership Community Project on Saturday, November 2nd at Save the Family’s Escobedo re-development in Mesa. DMB has been a proud supported of Valley Partnership and their annual community project and more than 20 DMB team members joined in the day long project.
Save the Family’s Escobedo at Verde Vista is a $29 million public-private partnership project that will provide quality affordable housing to vulnerable families. Both Valley Partnership and Save the Family’s mission align by helping “build strong communities.” DMB shares this commitment to strong and stable housing for families.
This project represented a number of “firsts” for Valley Partnership. For the first time in its history, Valley Partnership selected a Mesa organization for their community project. This project also offered Valley Partnership an opportunity to work on its first ground up re-development project and collaborate with the developer Gorman & Company, the City of Mesa and the Charity Recipient. This was their first project that was a public private partnership with a city, and the first time that the VP volunteers worked with the City on permitting to complete the major investment.
Save the Family first applied for a play structure for their housing redevelopment in downtown Mesa. Valley Partnership responded with a larger plan to create a formal entry into the heritage buildings that were preserved as part of the redevelopment project. The updated project plan included landscaping, irrigation, hardscapes, shade structures, playground equipment, painting, concrete work, game court, masonry walls, painting, hand painted tiles, rubber playground surface and engineering. The local community participated in the project as well painting tiles for the entry walls.
Representing companies from the construction and development industries, Valley Partnership’s 26th annual community service project had a volunteer committee actively planning for this project for more than 9 months. In total, Valley Partnership invested more than $250,000 in cash and in-kind materials into Save the Family’s development.
DMB was proud to be a partner in this community work. These opportunities for our team members to get involved are a reflection of our company’s core values – profit, partnership, legacy and fun.