United Way of Southeast Alaska
2017 Ketchikan Day of Caring
In keeping with the spirit of Volunteerism in our communities, United Way of Southeast Alaska held its first Day of Caring in Ketchikan on Tuesday, June 13th. Local nonprofits were matched up with local businesses whose employee teams completed prearranged projects at the agencies. The participating businesses were GCI, Northrim Bank and Wells Fargo.
The day began at 8:30 a.m. at the iRock Facility for an introduction and a continental breakfast provided by Tatsuda’s IGA. Immediately afterward, teams were dispatched to work on their assigned projects at Women In Safe Homes, Southeast Alaska Independent Living and Ketchikan Youth Initiatives.
At Southeast Alaska Independent Living, volunteers from Wells Fargo hung and painted slat panel sheets that will be used to display equipment from their loan closet. Volunteers also helped assemble equipment to be used by those they serve.
At Women In Safe Homes, volunteers from GCI performed important landscaping all around the shelter property. Afterwards, the volunteers made several trips hauling the yard debris to the dump.
With the help of volunteers from Wells Fargo, Northrim Bank and Ketchikan Youth Initiatives, we were able to lead a clean-up of the Skate Park that included installing picnic tables, cutting down growth and removing weeds.
All in all, over 15 volunteers were able to get a tremendous amount of work done for three nonprofit agencies who serve the community of Ketchikan.
All of us here at United Way of Southeast Alaska would like to say a huge thank you to all the participating businesses, agencies, Tatsuda’s IGA, and all of the wonderful volunteers who came out for our first Day of Caring in Ketchikan. We are looking forward to growing the event in the years to come, starting with next year.