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April 29 Marked the Date When Over 400 Volunteers Made a Huge Impact for Local Nonprofits.

Friday, April 29, 2016, marked the date when over 400 volunteers from 24 local organizations  gave of their personal time and talent to perform light maintenance and construction projects for 22 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.

The 430 volunteers were from the following companies:  AmeriCorps*VISTA; The Augusta Chronicle; Augusta Service Company; Austin Industrial;  Club Car; Countersync;  Doctors Hospital; Fibrant/DSM Chemicals NA, Inc.; Georgia Bank & Trust, International Paper; John Deere; Junior Sailors Association; Kellogg’s; MAU Workforce Solutions; Morgan Stanley; Palmetto GBA; Publix; Savannah River Nuclear Solutions; Savannah River Remediation; SME, CPAs; Solvay Specialty Polymers, LLC; Southern Nuclear Operating Company; State Bank & Trust; Walton Foundation; and WJBF News Channel 6.

They spent the day working in 22 nonprofit agencies performing 27 projects ranging from painting and landscaping to building repair and planting gardens.  The agencies receiving the donated labor were American Red Cross; Augusta Warrior Project; Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA; Boy Scouts of America, Georgia-Carolina Council, Inc.; Child Enrichment, Inc.; Channeled Paths; Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center; Easter Seals of East Georgia; Family Counseling Center; The Family YMCA; Friendship Community Center; Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Heritage Academy; Hope House; The Lydia Project; Lynndale Inc.; Ronald McDonald House Charities; SafeHomes, Inc.; The Salvation Army; Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center; St. Stephen’s Ministry of Augusta; and Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation.

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.