News | Oct. 21, 2015

New Cumberland community supported during Federal Day of Service

By Jessica Roman DLA Distribution Public Affairs

On Oct. 16, more than 230 federal workers throughout Pennsylvania’s Capital Region volunteered their time at local nonprofits as part of the third annual Federal Day of Service.  Defense Logistics Agency Distribution’s commander, Army Brig. Gen. Richard Dix, along with local military and family members volunteered their time at the West Shore Senior Center, distributing food and other necessities to those less fortunate.

United Way of the Capital Region matched volunteers with projects such as painting, landscaping, sorting donations, stocking food pantry shelves and general clean-up.  One group spent the day hosting an apple festival for residents at a local nursing home.

Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna volunteers included Dix, DLA Distribution headquarters employees, DLA Distribution Susquehanna employees, and several members of the Army Rigger’s unit assigned to the distribution center.

Several of the volunteers plan to continue assisting at the senior center in the months to come.