United Way Day of Caring today

Volunteers from Wal-Mart got a jump on this year’s Day of Caring Monday at Memory Gardens. (Courtesy of Becky Goff)

CULLMAN, Ala. – United Way Day of Caring is today, Tuesday, Sept. 15. The event will kick off at 7:30 a.m., with teams of volunteers scattered across Cullman County, volunteering time and effort to give back to the community.

“Our nonprofits need us now more than ever, and Day of Caring gives us the opportunity to unite and give back,” said United Way of Cullman County Executive Director Becky Goff. “Day of Caring promotes the value of volunteerism and demonstrates that neighbors helping neighbors can create a positive change in the lives of children, families and seniors. While we still don’t know the financial impact the pandemic will have on donations, United Way will continue to play a vital role in helping our friends and families through these difficult times.” 

If you’re out and about today, you’ll find volunteers from Wal-Mart mowing, pruning shrubs and cleaning up Memory Gardens. LP Corporation volunteers will be revamping the entrance to Hope Horses and volunteers from REHAU will be cleaning and painting a fire escape for Victim Services.

Laura Quick of Good Grit Magazine and Syndi Hanna of Lakeside Life magazine will do a Zoom meeting to encourage young girls to pursue their dreams.

Vinemont Councilwoman Shirley Arnett, Councilwoman-Elect Sonya Copeland and Angel Kline have coordinated to have children in Vinemont draw pictures and write encouraging notes for homebound seniors and the CCCDD home for women in Vinemont.

Peoples Bank will have three employees giving meals to the seniors at the Cullman County Commission on Aging. Topre will be providing new landscaping for Pilot Home (in October). Volunteers from Publix will be deep cleaning the train depot and the United Way offices. Cullman Electric Cooperative volunteers will be gardening and landscaping for the North Alabama Agriplex at a later date (due to many now assisting with Hurricane Laura recovery).

Payroll Services and the Alabama Dive Center are also collecting water for a Hope Horses, to give to riders and caregivers during sessions.

If you could not volunteer this year, but still want to donate, visit www.uwaycc.org. For more information, call 256-739-2948.

Students: Watch for UWCC Hat Day 

UWCC will also hold its annual Student United Way Campaign “Hat Day” Sept. 18.. Students are encouraged to send $1 to school that day and wear their favorite hats. Check with your school!

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