233 Volunteers from around the region are scheduled to help community non profits today in the United Way of Greater Nashua’s Annual Day of Caring.
The Day of Caring is a single day event that mobilizes volunteers from all over the region in an effort to provide much needed service and support to nearly 30 non profit sites on nearly 100 individual projects. Volunteers will sport United Way Day of Caring branded T-shirts while helping with projects that include:
- Repainting a field house for the YMCA;
Cleaning up Sullivan farm and erecting fences for the Salvation Army’s upcoming Applefest;
- Inventory and shelve THREE PALETS of food for the CareGivers food drive;
- Repairing walls at the Nashua Soup Kitchen;
- Helping seniors at the Hunt Community with various chores like organizing storage and cleaning
In addition to individual and corporate volunteers, the Day of Caring is made possible through sponsors like BAE Systems, Citywide Management Corporation, Etchstone Properties, MESH Interactive, Nashua Community College, St. Joseph Healthcare, and UPS.
The event starts with a Tailgate Kick-off Breakfast at the St. Phillip Greek Orthodox Church in Nashua that runs 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. This breakfast replaces the typical end-of-Day-of-Caring BBQ—due to the reluctance of many sweaty volunteers wanting to rub shoulders after the event.
“This is one of my favorite times of the year,” said Paul Hebert, President of United Way Greater Nashua.” This is our chance to roll up our sleeves, get dirty, and build on the support that our organization and our volunteers have been providing all year round in one focused, coordinated effort. There’s really nothing quite like the feeling that you’ve made a difference here in the community.”
While you’ll be able to see Paul roll up his sleeves alongside other United Way staff and volunteers today, pitching in isn’t the only thing he’ll be doing. Paul will also be honoring and recognizing a member of the community with the Max Silber Award. The award is presented to members of the Greater Nashua community who exemplify the ideals of community service and volunteerism. Silber Award recipients commit an inordinate amount of time in service to others through multiple organizations over several years. Terry Williams was the recipient of the Max Silber Award in 2013.
For more information on how you can volunteer, or become an advocate, visit unitedwaynashua.org/get-involved or call 603-882-4011.
About United Way of Greater Nashua
United Way of Greater Nashua is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to make measurable improvements in people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities. We identify the greatest areas of need in our community through an assessment process, invest in proven effective programs that meet those needs, and measure results to ensure that donors’ gifts help produce positive outcomes.