2018 Day of Caring

 

94 PROJECTS ADOPTED FOR UNITED WAY’S ANNUAL DAY OF CARING

 

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. - On September 11th, United Way of Marshall County kicked off its Annual Day of Caring and Campaign Kick-off Breakfast at the First Baptist Church of Albertville with approximately 415 community members in attendance. Day of Caring is United Way’s largest one-day volunteer event and brings community volunteers face-to-face with local nonprofit agencies and community organizations. 

More than 500 volunteers came together this year from over 44 companies and organizations throughout Marshall County to collectively change our community for the better by donating their time and a multitude of supplies to complete 94 projects. In addition, 35 companies held a casual day as a way of supporting Day of Caring by making the event t-shirts available to their employees. 

Day of Caring sponsors included: Peoples Independent Bank, Tyson, Edward Jones, Howard Bentley Buick GMC, Kappler, Total Dental Care, Publix, and First Bank Mortgage.

“Day of Caring is a great example of the immense generosity and compassion that exists in this county. The community’s response to this event is always overwhelming, and we truly appreciate every individual, company and organization that got involved and supported this year’s event. It really is incredible to see the difference our community can make when we unite toward the common goal of helping improve lives and conditions for our friends and neighbors,” said United Way Executive Director, Carrie Thomas.

Day of Caring also kicked off United Way’s 2018/2019 fundraising campaign. Armed with this year’s campaign theme, “United We Win,” Campaign Co-chairs Rhonda Springfield and Steven Knowles announced this year’s campaign goal of $760,000. Thanks to 20 pacesetter companies, 43.3 percent or about $328,757 has already been pledged toward meeting this year’s goal. United Way’s fundraising campaign will run through late November. All money raised stays in Marshall County and enables United Way and its partner agencies to provide assistance for local residents in need.

Every year, at Day of Caring, a different United Way partner agency or program is highlighted so that those in attendance may hear firsthand how their United Way donations are directly impacting families and children in our community.  This year, Shepherd’s Cove Grief Support department spoke about Camp HOPE. Individuals and children from Marshall County spoke about how this program has positively impacted their lives and helped their families cope with the loss of a loved one, and how contributions to United Way help make a significant difference for grieving children and families.

Day of Caring Participating Companies, Organizations and Individuals:

Alatrade

Albertville City Schools

Bancorp South

Benefit Professionals, Inc.

Boaz Gifted Program

BPI Media Group

Branchwater Village Assisted Living

CAJA

CASA Of Marshall County

CDG Engineers  & Associates, Inc.

Child Advocacy Center

Citizens Bank And Trust

City of Albertville

City of Boaz

City of Guntersville

Clay Irrigation

Domestic Violence Crisis Services

Family Security Credit Union

First Bank of Boaz

Guntersville Electric Board

Guntersville Water Board

HFI

Hope UMC

Kappler, Inc.

Marshall County 4-H Clubs

Marshall County Commission

Marshall County DHR

Marshall County Legislative Delegation

Marshall County Probate Office

Marshall Manor

Mclaughlin, Edmondson & Hicks, LLC

Mitchell Grocery Corp.

Neighbors Wealth Management

Nugent and Co.

Paragon

Parker

People’s Independent Bank

Progress Rail

Propac Images, Inc.

Randy Jones and Associates, Inc. (Nationwide Insurance)

Regions Bank

Sand Mountain Reporter

Sand Mountain Toyota

Shepherd’s Cove Hospice

SnoBiz of Albertville

Sunrise Rotary

Syncro

Tyson Foods

Vantage Bank

Wells Fargo

WQSB/Power FM 107.5

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DAY OF CARING SPONSORS: