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:
Albertville City Schools
Benefit Professionals, Inc.
Boaz Gifted Program
BPI Media Group
Branchwater Village Assisted Living
CASA Of Marshall County
CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc.
Child Advocacy Center
Citizens Bank And Trust
City of Albertville
City of Boaz
City of Guntersville
Domestic Violence Crisis Services
Family Security Credit Union
First Bank of Boaz
Guntersville Electric Board
Guntersville Water Board
Marshall County 4-H Clubs
Marshall County Commission
Marshall County DHR
Marshall County Legislative Delegation
Marshall County Probate Office
Mclaughlin, Edmondson & Hicks, LLC
Mitchell Grocery Corp.
Neighbors Wealth Management
Nugent and Co.
People’s Independent Bank
Propac Images, Inc.
Randy Jones and Associates, Inc. (Nationwide Insurance)
Sand Mountain Reporter
Sand Mountain Toyota
Shepherd’s Cove Hospice
SnoBiz of Albertville
WQSB/Power FM 107.5
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DAY OF CARING SPONSORS: