Day of Caring: Volunteers partner for community service projects
October 20th, volunteers flooded the Valdosta streets to participate in the annual Day of Caring event. On this special day, United Way partners including The Living Bridges, The Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta, The Haven, Lowndes County Family YMCA, The Humane Society of Valdosta/ Lowndes County, Children’s Advocacy Center of Lowndes County, Second Harvest of South Georgia, and more were aided with volunteers to help them continue to play a large role in our Valdosta community.
“We are appreciative of today’s volunteers helping us with tasks that would normally take us weeks to do,” Tara Parker, executive director of the Humane Society, said.
From picking up trash to building fences, pulling weeds, and more, volunteers from Moody Air Force Base, Pepsi, Valdosta State University, and local businesses were giving back to the community.
“Any time that a private business can reach out and help the nonprofits in the community, I think that just builds unity in our community, and I think it’s really important for the private sector to come together and help out the nonprofit groups,” Hill said.
Not only did United Way partners benefit, but also the volunteers.
“I had no idea that The Haven existed before today,” Ashley Coleman said. “I am glad that we were chosen to volunteer here because I have learned so much and now have another resource to share with those who may need it.”
Seeing the community come together was a satisfying experience for both the volunteers and the Valdosta nonprofit organizations.