Volunteers Make Improvements to Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School during Silo Point Service Day

| September 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, FirstService Residential, which manages Silo Point, partnered with Silo Point staff and residents as well as local businesses to hold its Service Day benefiting Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School.

From a FirstService Residential press release:

“I am so proud of the collective efforts of our associates and residents in Baltimore,” said Michael Mendillo, president, FirstService Residential. “Under the leadership of Silo Point General Manager, Chris Petrik, this incredible team spent the day making a significant positive impact for the students of Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School for the start of the new school year.”

“This is our second year coordinating this event and it continues to exceed expectations,” said Silo Point general manager, Chris Petrik. “When the day is done, the school looks brand new. It was great to bring everyone together to pitch in and make a real difference.”

A group of nearly 40 sponsors and well over 100 volunteers spent the day completing numerous projects at the school, including:

  • Painting of multiple exterior areas.

  • Multiple landscape enhancements.

  • Extensive landscape clean-up, clearing area for garden, replacing mulch and new plantings.

  • Pressure washing walkways and restriping the school parking lot.

  • Interior cleaning of the school and steam cleaning of all carpets.

  • Extensive general repairs made by the Silo Point Maintenance team.

  • New outdoor tables assembled and stained.

  • Washing of all school windows.

  • Gathering donations of school supplies.

  • Donation of leftover mulch (nearly 20 yards) to the Locust Point Civic Association to be used at nearby Latrobe Park.

“I could not be happier to with the turnout,” said FirstService Residential, president, MidAtlantic, Trent Harrison, CMCAⓇ, AMSⓇ, PCAMⓇ. It’s amazing what the Silo Point team, our sponsors and volunteers were able to accomplish for these students in just one day.”

The event’s sponsors included: BrightView Landscaping; Double Zero Baltimore; BYLT; CPI Restoration; Secure Core; Harris Teeter; Southeastern Roastery; Planned Companies; CertaPro Painters; Preferred Insurance; Cowie & Mott Attorneys at Law; SpotWash; Whiteford | Taylor | Preston; Corporate Maintenance Group; Capitol Boiler Works; South River Restoration; A.J. Adam Engineering, LLC; Kastle Systems; PTG Enterprises; Heartline Fitness Systems; Iron Rooster; iHeart Radio; Hann & Hann Construction Services; Nania Energy Advisors; thyssenkrupp; Oliveri & Associates, LLC; Progressive Air Systems; Express Employment Professionals; Amber Cafe; Hull Street Blues Cafe and Bakery Express.

Silo Point has set up a GoFundMe page to replace the school’s old playground set and is requesting monetary donations to help them reach our goal of raising $64,000. Please consider donating by clicking the link here.

Photos courtesy of FirstService Residential

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