In keeping with the spirit of Volunteerism in our communities, United Way of Southeast Alaska held its first Day of Caring in Ketchikan on Wednesday September 26th. Local nonprofits are matched up with local businesses whose employee teams completed prearranged projects at the agencies. The participating business this year was GCI.
The day began at 8:30 a.m. at the iRock Facility for an introduction and a continental breakfast. Immediately afterward, the team was dispatched to work on their assigned projects at the Ketchikan Youth Initiatives facility.
With the help of a team of volunteers from GCI lead by Warren Russell, GCI Regional Manager for Southeast Alaska and Ketchikan Youth Initiatives, we were able to apply primer to all of the recently installed sheetrock at the facility. Mr. Russell, who also serves as United Way Board Chair said that “he was appreciative of all the organizations and employees that donated time and energy to the effort” He continued noting “that boots on the ground doing great work for communities and organizations make him proud to be a part of United Way of Southeast Alaska”
All in all, over 12 volunteers were able to provide almost 40 hours of donated time. They accomplished a tremendous amount of work for the Ketckikan Youth Initiatives who serves the youth 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, and all of the wonderful volunteers who came out for our second Day of Caring in Ketchikan. We are looking forward to growing the event in the years to come, starting with next year.