Friday, May 6, 2011, marked the date when over 300 volunteers from local organizations gave of their personal time to perform light maintenance and construction projects for 14 local, very grateful, health and human service agencies.
United Way of the CSRA’s annual day-of-caring, Project Serve, was sponsored by ADP, Akima, AT&T, Comcast, Georgia Power, The Home Depot Foundation, IntelliSystems, MCG Health, P&G, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Southern Nuclear Operating Co., and University Health Care System. The morning kicked-off at 7:00 a.m. with the volunteers gathering at Warren Baptist Church for a hearty breakfast.
Over 300 volunteers from ADP, AmeriCorps*VISTA, Atlanta Gas Light Company, Augusta Service Company/Austin, Augusta West Rotary, CounterSync, Downtown Rotary, DSM Chemicals, Inc., N.A., First Bank of Georgia, Fuller, Frost & Associates, The Home Depot, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Olh, Inc., Palmetto GBA, Phi Theta Kappa-Augusta Technical College, Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company, Project Management Institute-Savannah River Chapter, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Savannah River Remediation, Security Federal Bank, Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC, 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 Augusta Urban Ministries, Boys & Girls Clubs of AUGUSTA, The Berry Center, Easter Seals of East Georgia, Family Counseling Center, The Family Y, Friendship Community Center, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Heritage Academy (Fireside Ministries), Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services, Ronald McDonald House Charities, The Salvation Army, Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, St. Stephen’s Ministry of Augusta
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.