SWIFT provides secure financial messaging services worldwide and has an office located in Manassas.
The company is donating 100 trees, according to a release from the City of Manassas.
They will be planted at four city parks — Liberia House Park, 8601 Portner Avenue in Manassas; Mayfield Earthwork Fort, 8401 Quarry Road in Manassas; Winterset Park, 3827 Woodburn Road in Annandale; and Cavalry Run Park, 9201 Ashton Avenue in Manassas — as well as three city schools — Baldwin Elementary School, 1978 Eagle Way in Manassas; Weems Elementary School, 8750 Weems Road in Manassas; and Metz Middle School, 9950 Wellington Road in Manassas.
The trees are being donated in honor of Earth Day. A ceremony honoring the donation was planned for Earth Day on April 22 but will now be rescheduled for a later date.
“Our donation of 100 trees is a token of appreciation for the strong partnership we have had with the City and a reflection of our commitment to the community” SWIFT Chief Information Officer Craig Young said in a release. “We look forward to continued projects that directly better the environment and communities we serve”.
In addition to donating trees, SWIFT is adopting Cavalry Run Park, which is located near its Manassas office. SWIFT employees will be donating their time to help clean and spruce up the park during cleaning events.
This article was written by Staff Writer Matthew Martino.