UNITED WAY’S CAMPAIGN KICKOFF BREAKFAST ADJUSTED TO FEED FRONTLINE WORKERS; DAY OF CARING SERVICE PROJECTS TO GO ON
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – United Way of Marshall County will not be conducting its Day of Caring/Campaign Kickoff breakfast on Tuesday, September 14 as originally planned. Due to the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in our area and in the state, United Way has decided not to host the in-person event that typically gathers a crowd of around 400 volunteers each year. Instead, the organization will be providing a meal for the frontline healthcare workers in our community.
Although the breakfast event has been modified for the safety of the community, Day of Caring community service projects and collections that have been adopted will still take place. Agency representatives will be contacting volunteers to coordinate projects details. Those that placed orders for breakfast tickets will not be charged for them. Organizations and individuals are still encouraged to volunteer to adopt projects, and to purchase event t-shirts and hold a Casual Day at their place of business to support United Way’s mission to create a positive impact in Marshall County. To register for projects, purchase Day of Caring shirts, or to learn more, please visit www.unitedwaymarshall.org or call the United Way office at (256) 582-4700.
“While we will not be hosting our traditional in-person breakfast this year, there are still opportunities for our community to get involved with Day of Caring,” said United Way Executive Director Carrie Thomas. “We are grateful for all of the volunteers, companies, and sponsors that continue to support this event year in and year out. Day of Caring is all about helping the agencies that help take care of our community. This year, we are glad that we can also use this day as an opportunity to show the frontline healthcare workers how much we appreciate their efforts on behalf of our community right now.”
Day of Caring also serves as the official kickoff of United Way’s 2021-2022 Campaign. The difficulties of last year stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic included the loss of the ability to meet face-to-face with many supporting businesses, which has affected overall contributions. United Way of Marshall County supports 20 different agencies and programs in the county and needs the community’s support now more than ever to raise money for these local agencies that are providing support and services to those in need, especially during this pandemic. Donations can be made online, through payroll deduction/workplace campaigns or by mailing a check to United Way of Marshall County, 709 Blount Avenue, Guntersville, AL 35976. If your business would like to get conduct an employee campaign at your workplace, please call the United Way office at (256) 582-4700 or email Carrie Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.