Hilldrup Gives Back at Fredericksburg’s Thurman Brisben Center

From helping people move down the street or across the world, Hilldrup employees are passionate about helping others. But our unified spirit

Team photo of Hilldrup employees at Brisben Center homeless shelter

From helping people move down the street or across the world, Hilldrup employees are passionate about helping others. But our unified spirit of assisting others and giving back to our community isn’t just our day job – it’s something we love to do whenever the opportunity arises!

On Saturday, January 26, over 30 Hilldrup employees and some of their family members volunteered at the Thurman Brisben Center in Fredericksburg, VA. Their mission is: To provide at-risk and homeless men, women and children of Caroline Country, King George County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, and the City of Fredericksburg with appropriate and essential shelter and services to affect positive life changes.

Our day of volunteering began at 9:30am and throughout the day included:

  • Cooking and serving a meal to the center’s residents
  • Organizing the pantry
  • Organizing the freezer
  • Making intake bags for new residents
  • Making crafts with the young residents
  • Changing lightbulbs and air filters in the facility

“Everyone did such a great job making this project such a success,” described Lindsi Smith, OA/DA Services for Hilldrup and event coordinator for the event. “It was so much fun and so rewarding to give back to the residents there and to an organization that offers so much support in our local community.”

We were blown away by the outpouring of volunteers who signed-up to help at this event and appreciate everyone who made these efforts possible! Hilldrup would like to give special thanks to the local businesses who kindly donated items to our efforts with this volunteer project as well. Donations of chicken, dinner rolls and potatoes were all thanks to the generosity of:

Special thanks also goes out to Lindsi Smith for all of her hard work in organizing and leading this volunteer effort on behalf of Hilldrup. We look forward the opportunity to assist the Thurman Brisben Shelter again in the future!

Lindsi Smith stands next to boxes of donations for homeless shelter

Hilldrup Stafford employees graciously donated food items and materials to help make our volunteer efforts successful. Lindsi Smith, OA/DA Services, led the organization of the volunteer project. Thank you for your dedication and hard work to help make this project possible!

Children at the homeless shelter enjoy crafts together at a table

The excitement at the Thurman Brisben Center wasn’t just around the dinner table – there was a craft table as well! Volunteers helped make crafts with the young residents during the event.

Hilldrup employees smile by a freezer located at the homeless shelter

Dalton Anderson, Quality Analyst; Susan Mills, Sr. Bill & Revenue Analyst; and Lisa Culver, Bill & Revenue Analyst, were our “Freezer Crew” at the event making sure that all food items in the freezer were organized.

Hilldrup employees organizing inventory in a pantry

George Roth, Vice President, Customer Service; and Erin Davis, Move Coordinator, helped organize the non-perishable food items at the center’s pantry.

4 Hilldrup ladies at the food pantry of the homeless shelter

Heather Frields, Sr. Move Counselor; Chrissy King, Manager, Customer Service, Erin Davis, Move Coordinator, and Lindsi Smith, OA/DA Services, were all smiles during the event. Thank you ladies, for all your hard work!  

Hilldrup employees preparing to serve food at a homeless shelter

Mission complete! The Hilldrup team finished serving meals to the residents at the Thurman Brisben Center thanks to everyone’s generosity and hard work. Great job team!