Local Agencies Partner with the Greater Valdosta United Way for the Day of Caring
Members of the Valdosta Junior Service League worked together for a good cause around Valdosta on Saturday. The League partnered with Greater Valdosta United Way for the Day of Caring. The day was also the league’s annual Community Day. More than 130 women of the service league volunteered at United Way partner agencies such as Second Harvest of South Georgia, Options Now, and Hungry at Home.
Roxy Corbett, a League board member, alongside 13 other women, helped paint a three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence for first-time homeowner Homer Sturgis, who is a client of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity. In attendance was the entire Ferrier family: Molly Ferrier, Habitat executive director, her husband, James Ferrier, and their 1-year-old daughter, Lucy Ferrier.
As part of Day of Caring, Habitat received assistance from the City of Valdosta engineering department Friday who constructed walls for a new home. Closely monitored by the Habitat site Saturday, other members of the Valdosta Junior Service League painted the Kid’s Cafe of the Boys and Girls Club David S. Waller unit.
Other groups that volunteered were the Lowndes Advocacy Resource Center, Hospice of South Georgia, Langdale Hospice House, Jacob’s Ladder Therapeutic Riding Center, the Miracle League field, and The Haven.
The kickoff for the Day of Caring was Friday, Aug. 23, at the historic Lowndes County Courthouse downtown. For three years now, the League has created a wall design and has volunteered for the club, said Callie Shaw, League house manager. The Day of Caring allows several organizations to unite for community impact in a matter of hours, Shaw said.
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