Volunteers Needed for United Way Day of Caring
the reach of the Friendliest Campus:
Friday, August 18, JSU will again join about 30 other local companies in
participating in the annual United Way Day of Caring, and volunteers are needed
for this special outreach project.
year’s team of community-minded JSU employees will perform much-needed
maintenance at the Jacksonville Day Care Center, including cleaning and
caulking gutters, replacing playground swing chains, replacing broken window panes,
some exterior painting, and lots of yard maintenance such as mowing,
weed-eating, tree trimming and general landscape cleaning. Supplies for the
projects will be provided by JSU and/or the
Center; however, volunteers will need to
bring ladders (preferably extension-type), mowers, weed-eaters, trimmers and
in years past, breakfast and lunch will be provided, and Dr. Meehan has granted
permission for volunteers to participate without using any of their annual
year, more than 400 volunteers from throughout the county partnered with 29
non-profit agencies to actively improve our community. JSU’s team of 23
volunteers descended upon the All Saints Interfaith Center of Concern in
Anniston, which provides
direct relief to needy families. There, the volunteers scrubbed and painted the
center’s entire interior, waxed floors, cleaned and organized several rooms of
groceries and clothing, replaced roof shingles and cleaned up the grounds.
While the volunteers worked, they also were able to see first-hand the impact
of such agencies on the community.
year, the JSU volunteer group was awarded the ‘Kitchens Caring Hand Award’ for
service above and beyond the call, so the bar has been set high,” said team
coordinator Joe Whitmore, director of the Office of Special Services.
am confident that this year’s group will be encouraged by last year’s
recognition of JSU and will be excited to make a big impact at this year’s Day
For more information or to volunteer to be on the JSU team, please
contact Whitmore at ext. 8555 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(submitted by Angie
Ayers Finley, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment)