Jacobs proclaims Day of Caring in city of Cullman

Pictured left to right are UWCC Public Relations Manager Michele Dinger, UWCC Executive Director Becky Goff, UWCC Board Chair Ross West, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs, UWCC Finance Chair Mark Hestla, UWCC Administrative Assistant DeAnn McDonald and UWCC Board Member Jennifer Parker. (Leanne West)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs on Monday officially proclaimed Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 a Day of Caring in Cullman. On hand to accept the proclamation from United Way of Cullman County (UWCC) were Executive Director Becky Goff, Board Chair Ross West, Public Relations Manager Michele Dingler, Finance Chair Mark Hestla, Administrative Assistant DeAnn McDonald and Board Member Jennifer Parker.

The annual Day of Caring, sponsored by UWCC, brings our community together, promotes the value of volunteerism and helps make a lasting impact on Cullman by providing volunteer labor to local nonprofit organizations. During a Day of Caring, volunteers from the community and from local businesses donate their time and resources to complete hands-on projects such as cleaning, landscaping, painting, carpentry, and other tasks in order to give back to these local agencies that help the community so much throughout the year. So far, more than 150 people have volunteered.

A Day of Caring is held in conjunction with the National Day of Service and Remembrance, which was launched in 2002 in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in order to encourage Americans to volunteer in their communities on 9/11 in tribute to the individuals lost and injured in the attacks, the first responders, and the many who have served with the U.S. Armed Forces to defend freedom. This year’s event will kick off Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at 7:30 a.m. at the historic Cullman Train Depot.

In the proclamation, Jacobs urged all citizens to come together and volunteer to “’Live United’ and to make a difference for local agencies that quietly and tirelessly contribute to the betterment of our community throughout the year.”

For more information on a Day of Caring, contact UWCC at 256-739-2948 or visit uwaycc.org.