Over 400 volunteers participated in United Way of St. Lucie County’s Day of Caring
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The United Way of St. Lucie County hosted its annual Day of Caring event on Saturday, October 12, 2019. It allowed members of the community to volunteer for nonprofit organizations in St. Lucie County. The volunteer teams started their service projects at 8 a.m. and then everyone met at Fort Pierce Central High School for lunch after all projects were completed.
It was a busy day with over 400 volunteers and nearly 30 teams. Each team was assigned to a project at Treasure Coast Food Bank, Mustard Seed Ministries, Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, PACE Center for Girls, Care Bag Inc., Sarah’s Kitchen, United Way of St. Lucie County, Salvation Army, Grace Way Village, United Against Poverty, and Save Our Children. The 11 projects consisted of painting, packing food, backpacks for children, cleaning, landscaping, and gardening.
Friends, families, and co-workers came together and helped nonprofit organizations in the community. Some of the teams were, Publix Super Markets, Wells Fargo, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, Eta Kappa Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Midpoint Pathfinders Club, St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, The Inner Truth Project, St. Lucie County Property Appraisers office, City of Port St. Lucie, Hands Across St. Lucie, Seacoast Bank, and more. The lunch sponsor was Fort Pierce Utilities Authority.
This event benefited several nonprofit agencies in the community by allowing them to use their resources to impact the community instead of maintenance projects. Based on the value of volunteer time from the Independent Sector, $25.43 per hour, the volunteer time was valued at $40,633 for Day of Caring .
United Way of St. Lucie County encourages people to LIVE UNITED by giving to the annual campaign, spreading the word about the positive impact United Way is making in our community and volunteering to make our community a better place for us all. We support numerous programs that enhance the lives of individuals and families in St. Lucie County. For more information on how you can LIVE UNITED and help create a brighter future for those in need in our community, please call 772-464-5300 or visit our website www.unitedwayslc.org.