United Way of Southeast Alaska
2017 Sitka Day of Caring
In keeping with the spirit of Volunteerism in our communities, United Way of Southeast Alaska held its second annual Day of Caring in Sitka on Wednesday, June 7th. Local nonprofits were matched up with local businesses whose employee teams completed prearranged projects at the agencies. The participating businesses were GCI, First National Bank Alaska and Wells Fargo.
The day began at 8:30 a.m. at Pacific High School for an introduction and a continental breakfast. Immediately afterward, teams were dispatched to work on their assigned projects at Sitkans Against Family Violence, Southeast Alaska Independent Living and Swan Lake Senior Center.
At Southeast Alaska Independent Living, volunteers from GCI helped assemble wheelchairs and other various equipment to be used by those SAIL serves.
At Sitkans Against Family Violence, volunteers from GCI and Wells Fargo performed important landscaping that included mowing, weeding, trimming bushes and even power washing.
At Swan Lake Senior Center, volunteers from First National Bank Alaska helped with basic office duties such as shredding old documents.
All in all, over 12 volunteers were able to get a tremendous amount of work done for three nonprofit agencies who serve the community of Sitka.
All of us here at United Way of Southeast Alaska would like to say a huge thank you to all the participating businesses, agencies, and all of the wonderful volunteers who came out for our second annual Sitka Day of Caring. We are looking forward to growing the event in the years to come.