LOCAL VOLUNTEERS LEND A HELPING HAND

Friday, April 20, 2012, marked the date when 300 volunteers from local organizations gave of their personal time to perform light maintenance and construction projects for 15 very grateful health and human service agencies.

United Way of the CSRA’s annual day-of-caring, Project Serve, kicked-off at 7:00 a.m. with the volunteers gathering at The Salvation Army Kroc Center for a hearty breakfast sponsored by Akima.

Three-hundred (300) volunteers from AmeriCorps*VISTA; Atlanta Gas Light Company; Augusta Service Company/Austin Industrial;  Club Car; Countersync;  DSM Chemicals NA, Inc.; First Bank of Georgia; Fuller, Frost & Associates; John Deere; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Palmetto GBA; Project Management Institute-Savannah River Chapter; Savannah River Nuclear Solutions; Savannah River Remediation; Security Federal Bank; Solvay Specialty Polymers, LLC; Southern Nuclear Operating Company; and St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church spent the day working in non-profit agencies performing projects ranging from painting and landscaping to building repair and creating murals.  The agencies receiving the donated labor were Boys & Girls Clubs of AUGUSTA, The Berry Center, Broad Street Ministry Center, Easter Seals of East Georgia, The Family Y, Friendship Community Center, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Head of the Giant Ministry, Heritage Academy (Fireside Ministries), Hope House, Ronald McDonald House Charities, The Salvation Army, Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, St. Stephen’s Ministry of Augusta, and Wimberly House Ministries, Inc.

Without the help of these generous volunteers, most of these agencies could not afford to have this much-needed work done.  Because of the generosity of the volunteers, the local health and human service agencies are able to direct their resources to helping those in need in our community.

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