For the fifth year in a row, an army of Ernst & Young employees put aside meetings with clients to pick up trash, harvest a farm, teach elementary school students and lay mulch during the company’s annual day of service.
Nearly 600 employees from the company’s local offices participated in community outreach projects in 11 locations around the Washington region.
“I came home exhausted and filthy,” said Kevin Virostek, Ernst & Young’s Greater Washington managing partner. “But I never had a better day at Ernst & Young.” He and his group pulled weeds, planted crops and winterized Clagett Farm in Upper Marlboro.
Colleague Bill Ahern taught the economics of life to a bustling class of second graders at Mt. Vernon Woods Elementary in Alexandria. “This is a terrific outreach that really connects us to the community,” said Ahern, an editor in Ernst & Young’s communications department. “I forgot how physically demanding it is to work with kids this age. All my children are grown.”