In keeping with the spirit of Volunteerism in our communities, United Way of Southeast Alaska held its third Day of Caring in Sitka on Monday September 24. Local nonprofits were matched up with local businesses whose employee teams completed prearranged projects at the agencies. The participating businesses were Northrim Bank, GCI, First National Bank Alaska and Wells Fargo.
The day began at 8:30 a.m. at the UAS Campus for an introduction and a continental breakfast. Immediately afterward, teams were dispatched to work on their assigned projects at Sitkans Against Family Violence and SAIL.
All in all, over 12 volunteers donated almost 40 hours of service to the Sitka community and were able to get a tremendous amount of work done for two nonprofit agencies who serve the community of Sitka. Warren Russell, United Way Board Chair and Southeast Regional Manager for GCI 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 of us here at United Way of Southeast Alaska would like to say a huge thank you to the participating businesses, agencies, and all of the wonderful volunteers who came out for our third annual Sitka Day of Caring. We are looking forward to growing the event in the years to come.