Let’s take a moment to thank the volunteers who turn out for the United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring.
On September 21, about 1,900 volunteers took part in the 25th annual Day of Caring. Over the years, more than 30,000 volunteers have devoted nearly 160,000 hours of service to nonprofits and schools across our region.
The yearly event introduces a lot of first-timers to the joys of volunteering. But many more return again and again.
A team from Hantzmon Wiebel Certified Public Accountants has participated every year since 2003. Because mid-September is such a busy time for the firm, they complete their projects in October. This year, Hantzmon Wiebel sent 47 people to five sites.
“We appreciate this opportunity each year to work with the United Way to coordinate opportunities for us to give back to the community,” said Jennifer Lehman, Hantzmon Wiebel’s COO. “During one afternoon we provided approximately 168 hours of service.”
At the Salvation Army Family Store, Hantzmon Wiebel volunteers set up Christmas trees and tackled a variety of cleaning and organizing tasks. At Sutherland Middle School they did some mulching and cleaned up a rock climbing wall. They also stuffed envelopes at the Albemarle Department of Social Services, did some painting and landscaping at the Golden Living Center, and spruced up the grounds of the Dover Foxcroft Retreat Center of the Spring Hill Baptist Church.
From the United Way staff and board of directors, heartfelt thanks go to Hantzmon Wiebel and to all of the companies and individuals who pitch in to support our community.
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