LOCAL VOLUNTEERS LEND A HELPING HAND
Friday, April 28, 2017, marked the date when over 400 volunteers from local organizations gave of their personal time to perform light maintenance and construction projects for 19 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. Four hundred fourteen (414) volunteers spent the day working in 19 non-profit agencies performing 22 projects ranging from painting and landscaping to building repair and equipment assembly. Participating companies included: AmeriCorps VISTA; Atlanta Gas Light; The Augusta Chronicle; Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce; Club Car; Countersync; Doctors Hospital; Fuller, Frost & Associates; John Deere; Kellogg; MAU Workforce Solutions, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; SME CPAs; Savannah River Nuclear Solutions; Savannah River Remediation; Solvay Specialty Polymers, LLC; Southern Nuclear Company; South State Bank, State Bank and Trust, and WJBF News Channel 6.
The agencies receiving the donated labor were: American Red Cross of Augusta, Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA, Child Enrichment, Easter Seals of East Georgia, Family Counseling Center, Family Promise, The Family YMCA, Fireside Ministries, Friendship Community Center, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Heritage Academy, Hope House, The Jud C. Hickey Alzheimers, Lydia Project, MACH Academy, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Safe Homes, The Salvation Army, and 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.