Work on Wilmington

Wilmington’s annual citywide day of service — Work on Wilmington — is always a popular way for PPD employees to give back to their community.

More than 100 Wilmington employees and their families spent four hours at LINC, Inc., (Leading Into New Communities), a residential re-entry program that provides transitional living and case management services to meet the needs of men and women returning from incarceration.

PPD volunteers worked to improve the LINC landscaping adding new flowers, shrubs, trees and mulch; constructing a new fire pit; and assembling more than 20 raised-bed gardens. The addition of a storage building, benches, picnic tables and a hammock rounded out the backyard enhancements.

“The LINC staff and participants are excited by the transformation and are especially looking forward to growing more vegetables in those new raised beds,” said Betty Lanier, community affairs specialist, who co-captained the PPD team with Nancy Daborowski, senior director of project management. “We had an amazing group of people who really knocked it out of the park.”

On average, 2,000 volunteers roll up their sleeves and dedicate a half-day each spring to tackle more than 30 projects throughout the city of Wilmington. Volunteer efforts are made possible by greater than 70 area businesses and individuals who provide materials, services and financial support.

Learn more about PPD's community involvement.