International Rescue Committee Service Project

August 3, 2017








Prince Yeates recently participated in a service project with the International Rescue Committee, which helps relocate international refugees to Utah and assists them once they get here.

Attorneys, Staff Members, and their families contributed labor to one of the IRC’s farm sites in the Glendale area.  On Saturday, July 15th, the firm arrived at the IRC Redwood Road Garden to help till the ground, build gardens, and other needed tasks. IRC volunteers and families will plant crops there for the fall.  The food from these crops will benefit those families, the refugee community as a whole, and may even be sold at the farmers market in Sunnyvale, a nearby neighborhood.

It was a great experience for all involved.

Prince Yeates attorney and firm President, Tom Barton had this to say about the firm’s participation in the service project:


Thanks to everyone who helped out at the Redwood Community Garden on Saturday!  Despite the summer heat, about 30 people turned up to provide good old-fashioned manual labor.  It turns out we make an excellent “weed mob!”  Pernicious morning glory, dandelions, grass, Russian olives, a Dutch elm, and even a wasp nest—all gone, and replaced with clean wood chips.  It was great to work together with colleagues, spouses, and children outside the office setting.

We made a real difference at the garden.  The garden is improved, and we showed support for a segment of our community that needs it.  The IRC (International Rescue Commission) staff and refugee gardeners were very, very appreciative.

Thanks especially to John Chindlund.  He has supported the IRC for many years.  This was his idea and he made it happen.

We have a great group of people here, and we’ll do this (or something like it) again.


A few pictures were captured of the Prince Yeates’ gardening crew hard at work.


They are included in the slideshow below.

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