In keeping with the spirit of Volunteerism in our communities, United Way of Southeast Alaska held its first annual Day of Caring in Petersburg on Tuesday, October 1st. Local nonprofits were matched up with local businesses whose employee teams completed prearranged projects at the agencies. The participating businesses were GCI, Viking Travel, and Wells Fargo.
The day began at 8:00 a.m. for an introduction and a continental breakfast. Immediately afterward, teams were dispatched to work on their assigned projects at Working Against Violence for Everyone (WAVE), Head Start, and the Girl Scouts.
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 First Petersburg Day of Caring. We are looking forward to growing the event in the years to come.