Day of Action for United Way
The United Way of East Central Alabama coordinates its annual Day of Action. Businesses and employees have been paired with non-profits for a day of community service. They kicked off the day with a breakfast at the Anniston City Meeting Center. According to officials, it is United Way’s Signature community volunteer event. The volunteers partner to work on worthy projects with non-profits to impact people’s lives. Today, some of the places they volunteered were the East Central Alabama United Cerebral Palsy, the City of Anniston Botanical Gardens, the Anniston Museum, and the Berman Museum. United Way Executive Director Shannon Jenkins says they have more than 250 volunteers this year totaling more than 1500 volunteer hours. East Central Alabama United Cerebral Palsy Executive Director Linda Johns says that for many years they have been partnered up with the Anniston Walmart. And, she adds that today, that tradition continues. R-M-C President and C-E-O Louis Bass says they have more than 15 people volunteering to help today. He says they are doing some substantial work for the Anniston Museum of Natural History and the Berman Museum. Jenkins says you can volunteer any day of the year with the United Way or through the United Way. All you have to do is contact their office at 256-236-8229 or visit their webpage at uweca.org.