CyrusOne and HITT Team Up to Spruce Up INMED’s Opportunity Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Nancy Baker, Communications Director, 540-533-7490, nbaker@inmed.org

STERLING, VA (January 4, 2018): Children and families returning to INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center after winter break were treated to a bright, freshly painted interior, some new furnishings and a much-needed storage closet for donated supplies. The spruced-up center is a New Year’s gift from a group of industrious volunteers led by CyrusOne, a leading global data center REIT, and HITT Contracting, who arrived before dawn on December 19 for an annual employee volunteer day of service. The Opportunity Center serves low-income children and families in Loudoun County, Virginia through a variety of support and empowerment programs.

“At a time when most organizations are winding down for the holidays, these volunteers renovated and improved our functionality in ways that we could not readily afford,” noted INMED Opportunity Center Executive Director Cecilia Capece. “They sanded, stained, painted, steamed, waxed, wired, caulked, plumbed, created tables and installed a storage closet. When our staff, students and program participants returned to the Opportunity Center, they were amazed by this heartfelt gesture.”

“It was a privilege for the CyrusOne team to assist the children and families at the INMED Opportunity Center,” said Chris Napier, director-data center operations, CyrusOne. “Since our expansion into Northern Virginia in 2014, the company’s focus on supporting the communities we serve with both our time and resources has led to numerous volunteer and philanthropic opportunities. We’re thrilled to partner with our friends at HITT to work on behalf of the Opportunity Center and look forward to continuing our support of this important organization.”

HITT, which constructs many of CyrusOne’s data centers, enlisted the giving spirit of its vast subcontractor community, including Critical Project Services, Rock Spring Contracting, Sparkle Painting Co., Rosendin Electric, W.E. Bowers and N. J. Sullivan Co., to complete this fast-track renovation in record time.

“Many businesses have the desire to perform community service, but finding the right match with an organization that will evolve into a long-term relationship isn’t that easy,” noted HITT Vice President Coleby D. Cyrtmus. “We’re looking to make a meaningful impact in the community and were fortunate to discover INMED’s Opportunity Center, which fits nicely into HITT’s corporate responsibility program.”

The Opportunity Center project was especially meaningful to Suzanna Diebes, a new CyrusOne Project Manager. “I believe strongly in the value of education, so having the chance to use my
skills to help an organization that is preparing disadvantaged children for a brighter future is very rewarding,” she said. “I feel proud and blessed to be part of a company that encourages giving
back to the community in this way.”

About the INMED Family & Youth Opportunity Center:
INMED has been serving low-income communities in Loudoun since 1994. INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling  provides a continuum of care and support from prenatal through adulthood through child development and family education, after-school academic enrichment, skills development and job readiness services, homelessness intervention programs and intensive case management for families in crisis. Learn more at https://opportunitycenter.us.

About CyrusOne:
CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE) is a high-growth real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for nearly 1,000 customers, including 195 Fortune 1000 companies and nine of the top 10 cloud providers.

With a track record of meeting and surpassing the aggressive speed-to-market demands of hyperscale cloud providers, as well as the expanding IT infrastructure requirements of the enterprise, CyrusOne provides the flexibility, reliability, security, and connectivity that foster business growth. CyrusOne offers a tailored, customer service-focused platform and is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 44 data centers worldwide. Learn more at https://cyrusone.com/.

About HITT Contracting, Inc.:
One of the top 100 largest general contractors in the nation, HITT Contracting Inc. was founded in 1937 outside of Washington, DC by husband-and-wife team Warren and Myrtle Hitt. In the 80 years since, the company has expanded to eight offices across the United States and in 2017 earned revenues of more than $1.5B. Our client-focused teams fulfill any program need from core and shell buildings and complete tenant/owner fit-outs, to doorknob replacements and
service work. HITT has 1,000 employees, including a skilled in-house field force available 24/7 to support clients long after initial occupancy. The HITT Way for quality and excellence defines
the core of our mission and structure. Teams are organized into expert market sectors, specializing in corporate base building and interiors, government, healthcare, hospitality, law firms, industrial, technology, and commercial services. Complementing these market sector teams are the preconstruction, sustainable construction, virtual, and subcontractor relationships divisions. See how we’re celebrating our 80 years in business at HITT.COM/80Stories.

Photo Captions:

Photo 1: INMED Opportunity Center Executive Director Cecilia Capece thanks CyrusOne volunteer workday organizers Stuart Dyer (left) and Chris Napier (right) for choosing the center as the beneficiary of the company’s annual volunteer workday service project.

 

Photo 2: CyrusOne Project Manager Suzanna Diebes preps a bench for refinishing during the company’s annual volunteer workday at INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling, VA.

 

Photo 3: Employees from CyrusOne, HITT Contracting, Inc. and their subcontractor community pitched in to paint, repair and renovate INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center for low-income children and families in Loudoun County.

Photo 4: Employees from Rosendin Electric performed numerous small electrical repairs and upgrades at INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center during CyrusOne’s annual volunteer workday.

 

Photo 5: Employees from HITT subcontractor Rock Spring Contracting constructed a much-needed storage closet in the Opportunity Center’s multipurpose room during the whirlwind volunteer workday.

Photo 6: Employees from CyrusOne, HITT Contracting, Inc., Critical Project Services, Rock Spring Contracting, Sparkle Painting Co., Rosendin Electric, W.E. Bowers and N. J. Sullivan Co. joined forces to renovate INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center as an early holiday gift for its low-income program participants.