A Woodbridge-based plumbing company is trying to put meals in front of the less fortunate.
DB’s Plumbing and Drain is hosting its first annual canned food drive through March 31. Collected items will be donated to The Salvation Army in Woodbridge.
“What we kind of discovered is that a bulk of donations come in around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, and sometimes pantries get overflown at one time in the season and then there’s more of a need in the off season,” said David Buky, DB’s Plumbing and Drain president.
The company is asking community members to donate five non-perishable items, such as canned food, toothpaste and toilet paper. The goal is to collect 500 items this month.
In exchange, donors will receive a $50 voucher for DB’s Plumbing and Drain. The voucher serves as a gift certificate that won’t expire.
Donations can be dropped off at the company, which is located at 2615 Morse Lane, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The business, by hosting the food drive, wants to help take care of those in need.
“These are our neighbors, these are our people we go to the grocery store with, we sit next to in movie theaters,” Buky said. “This is stuff that we do every single day with people … Whether you’re a multimillionaire or you’re struggling to pay the rent, everybody needs to eat.”
The food drive is just one way DB’s Plumbing and Drain seeks to give back to the community.
It also partners with Compassion Restoration Ministries (CRM) to provide services to those less fortunate.
This year, the team plans to repipe a house for a Northern Virginia resident in need.
DB’s Plumbing and Drain also sponsors the annual Montclair Lions Poker Tournament and the Dumfries-Triangle-Quantico Little League.
“I played sports my whole life and many coaches have mentored me over the years and absolutely helped me get to where I am today,” Buky said. “And there’s no doubt in my mind about that. So, little league is a big deal for us.”
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