Photo: United Way of Etowah County Day of Action volunteers gather for a photo after repairing and cleaning a storage shed on Friday, June 17. (Courtesy of The Chamber)
United Way of Etowah County Day of Action volunteers gather for a photo after repairing and cleaning a storage shed on Friday, June 17.
The United Way of Etowah County’s annual Day of Action was held Friday, June 17.
The event provided the community an opportunity to volunteer to work at a local non-profit agency or school for three to four hours.
Over 625 volunteers worked on 57 projects, which included yard work, pressure washing, trimming shrubbery, painting and deep cleaning.
All volunteers received a tee short and lunch at The Venue provided by Riverview Regional Medical Center, Gadsden Regional Medical Center and Buffalo Rock.
Participating agencies and schools included Attalla Elementary School, Beautiful Rainbow Café & Catering, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, Carlisle Elementary School, City of Gadsden Barbarian Challenge, Council on Aging, Darden Rehabilitation, Etowah Baptist Missions Center, Etowah Community Food Bank, Etowah Free Community Clinic, Etowah High School, Etowah Middle School, Eura Brown Elementary School, Family Success Center, Gadsden City High School football and cheer teams, Glencoe Elementary School, Glencoe Middle School, Habitat for Humanity, Hokes Bluff Elementary School, Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center, Imagination Place Children’s Museum, James M. Barrie Center for Children, John Jones Elementary School, Litchfield Middle School, MANNA, Man-Up Gadsden, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), 2nd Chance Domestic Violence Shelter, Southside High School baseball and volleyball teams, Student Success, The Love Center, Tigers 4 Tomorrow and United Way of Etowah County.
The United Way expressed thanks to sponsors UPS, King’s Olive Oil, Gadsden Variety and Café, Gadsden Regional Medical Center, Riverview Regional Medical Center, Choice Fabricators, Alabama Power, Alabama Teachers Credit Union, Max Packaging, Back Forty Beer, Buffalo Rock, Morgan Lavender with Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial and Top O’ The River.
Volunteer chairpersons were Pam Clough with Gadsden State Community College and Chris Robinson with Blackstone Pub & Eatery. Members of the planning committee were Jamie Armstrong with Gadsden Regional Medical Center, John Jones Elementary School Principal Tanya Clark, Summer Collins with Etowah County Schools, Amanda Currie with AIDB, Patricia Falcon with the James M. Barrie Center, Mike Hilton with the City of Gadsden, Will Mackey, with the Etowah Chamber, Christi Mayo with Riverview Regional Medical Center, Jennifer Willis with PNC Bank and Eric Wright with Etowah County-Alabama Extension.