Orrick Hosting Citywide Cleanup in Wheeling

Volunteers are needed to come spring clean and paint at selected spots in Wheeling next month.

Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe will host its second annual “Pride in Wheeling” event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1.

The law firm is seeking volunteers to stop by and do work at several locations during the event. There will be a community mural and bathroom painting at the Nelson Jordan center in East Wheeling; site cleanup and graffiti cover up at the Mt. Wood Overlook; site cleanup at Traction Lane, often called “The Pig Path;” and site cleanup, dugout clearing, step painting and tennis court stenciling at Tunnel Green.

Orrick sponsors the event as part of its effort to build a “diverse and inclusive community that can be a benefit to everyone,” said Orrick attorney Mike Disotell, organizer for “Pride in Wheeling.”

“Not only does tolerance build communities, it shows that anyone can make an impact in his or her community,” he said.

Disotell said volunteering is open to anyone who is interested in being involved in an event that promotes diversity and inclusion, and improves improving local parks.

“Orrick is committed to diversity and inclusion,” he said. “The firm offers robust diversity and inclusion programs, and it supports various diversity and inclusion events throughout its offices.

“The firm recognizes that not only is it the right thing to do, but fostering diverse and inclusive environments helps build up sustainable growth in the communities where we are,” said Disotell. “It’s this commitment to progress that allows Orrick to continue driving change forward.”

More than 100 volunteers took part in last year’s “Pride In Wheeling” event, according to information provided by Orrick. Among them were Mayor Glenn Elliott and supporters and employees from Williams Lea, Dinsmore & Shohl, Fort Henry Capital, WesBanco, Bethlehem Apostolic Temple and Ye Olde Alpha.

Elliott proclaimed June 2, 2017– the date of our inaugural Pride in Wheeling event — as “Pride in Wheeling Day” citywide.

Those wanting to volunteer should email Disotell at mdisotell@ orrick.com.