United Way of Southeast Alaska
2019 Ketchikan Day of Caring
In keeping with the spirit of Volunteerism in our communities, United Way of Southeast Alaska held its annual Day of Caring in Ketchikan on Friday, September 27th. 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 8:00 a.m. at University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus for an introduction and a continental breakfast. Immediately afterward, teams were dispatched to work on their assigned projects at Women in Safe Homes (WISH), Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL), and the Salvation Army.
At Southeast Alaska Independent Living, volunteers went through and organized their lending closet.
At WISH, volunteers performed important landscaping that included mowing, weeding, trimming bushes.
At Salvation Army, volunteers painted and updated their administrative building.
All in all, 16 volunteers were able to get a tremendous amount of work done for four 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, and all of the wonderful volunteers who came out for our Ketchikan Day of Caring. We are looking forward to growing the event in the years to come.