United Way of the Greater Dayton Area’s Volunteer Connection will mobilize nearly 450 people in our area to participate in Day of Action – a community-wide day of service and volunteering. Volunteers will work on various projects throughout Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties on June 8th with additional projects in Preble County on May 31st.
United Way’s Day of Action is an annual day of volunteerism mobilizing hundreds of local volunteers to complete community service projects. Last year’s event attracted nearly 500 volunteers who contributed 1,877 hours of service. Volunteers are individuals and groups from local companies, organizations, and the community. Volunteers already committed to this year’s event come from AFL-CIO, Battelle, Bullen Ultrasonics, CareSource, Chapel Electric, Coldwell Banker, Fifth Third Bank, GE Aviation, Henny Penny, PNC, Preble Shawnee Local School District, Silfex, Teradata, Thorn Lewis and Duncan, UPS, Vectren, and the community.
Projects include such activities as neighborhood clean-ups, landscaping, festival preparations, clothes-sorting, etc. for nonprofit organizations including: Bellbrook Family Resource Center, Community Action Partnership, Campfire USA, Catholic Social Service of the Miami Valley, CIRGV, Community Blood and Tissue Services Center, Compassion 1st, Daybreak, Dayton Christian Center, Eaton Daycare, The Foodbank, Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, Garden Station, Graceworks, House of Bread, Kid’s Learning Place, Life Enrichment Center, Life Resource Center, Ronald McDonald House, St. Clair Academy Daycare, United Rehabilitation Services, Xenia Adult Recreation & Services Center ,YWCA Dayton, and YWCA Preble County.
Those interested in participating may still sign up at www.LiveUnitedDayton.org. Many of this year’s volunteers will be seen wearing United Way’s LIVE UNITED shirts. The shirts were donated by Dayton Power & Light and [email protected]
In addition to Day of Action, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area’s Volunteer Connection also coordinates four other community-wide volunteer service days throughout the year including: Join Hands Miami Valley, Global Youth Service Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and 9/11 National Day of Service. United Way of the Greater Dayton Area supports local health and human service programs provided by over 70 Partner Agencies in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties.