June 19 2018 0comment

Serve the Valley Volunteers!

United Way of the Wabash Valley has partnered with Maryland Community Church to  create a new volunteering event, Serve the Valley to rally hundreds of volunteers throughout the community on July 27th and 28th.  This partnership was created to work to mobilize the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in the place we call home.  This event is replacing the United Way’s annual Day of Action.

We are asking volunteers to come together to create positive change for themselves, their families and their communities.  The goal is to reach 1,000 volunteers to complete over 65 projects for non-profit organizations throughout the 6-county service area.  Projects range from landscaping, cleaning, painting, food pantry prep and skilled labor.

“Serve the Valley is a weekend we can all come together to shine a spotlight on all the great opportunities people can get involved with in the Wabash Valley in order to help others,” said Richard Payonk, Executive Director for the United Way of the Wabash Valley.

“We wanted to partner with United Way in order to build upon their community volunteer event.  It is a great way to get the community involved by providing volunteers to these non-profit organizations as a helping hand in completing projects. But it also provides these non-profits a time to showcase what they do for our community,” said Dan Gisel, Maryland Community Church, 12 Points Campus Pastor.

Join us and kick off each day, Friday July 27th and 28th at the Maryland Community Church 46 campus (4700 S. Hwy 46) in Terre Haute for a FREE breakfast sponsored by Elanco at 7:30 am. Then head into the community to perform volunteer work for an area organization until noon.  Participants have the option to choose the day they participate and from a variety of shifts (most 8:30 am – noon) depending on the project.  Each registered participant also receives a free Serve the Valley t-shirt sponsored by Saint Mary of-the-Woods College.  They will be available for pick up from the United Way the week of the event or at the breakfast.

The full project list is available HERE.  To sign yourself or your team up utilize the online sign up website or call Abby Desboro at 812-235-6287 for more information.