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Weichert staffers continue efforts keeping roadway tidy

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Team members from the McLean office of Weichert, Realtors, recently picked up litter along a stretch of Route 123 as part of Virginia’s Adopt-a-Highway program.

The event completed the fourth year the Weichert clean-up crew has been working with Virginia’s Department of Transportation (VDOT) on the effort. After their second outing in 2018, VDOT erected an Adopt-a-Highway sign along the clean stretch of road in recognition of Weichert’s efforts.

“The Adopt-a-Highway program provides a great opportunity for team-building while also allowing us to give back to the community in which we work,” said Vicki Hamp, manager of the McLean office. “The team collected seven big bags of trash from the side of the roadway where our office is located.

It’s a great feeling when you can see the immediate result of your efforts.”

Nine Weichert sales associates and staff participated in bagging trash. The cleanup was organized by Casey Brown, a marketing and technology specialist with the McLean office.

“Our goal was to beautify a stretch of busy road in our home market,” Brown said. “Everyone brought their positive attitudes that day. I was proud to see our associates come together to give back to the community.”

Each year, almost 23,000 Adopt-a-Highway volunteers collect more than 44,000 bags of waste along Virginia’s highways. Volunteers agree to pick up litter over a two-mile stretch of highway at least two times a year for three years. In return, the Virginia Department of Transportation provides trash bags, vests, safety information and highway signs that recognize the group.

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