United Way of Southwest Georgia 2024 Day of Action

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

United Way of Southwest Georgia is pleased to invite local community individuals and groups to join us for the 2024 Day of Action. Day of Action is one of United Way Worldwide’s annual volunteer service days.

Day of Action 2024 will be the first volunteer event under the Volunteer Southwest Georgia initiative. Volunteer Southwest Georgia will be the go-to place for all individuals, corporate groups, retirees, and local employees to find volunteer opportunities within the community that will match their talents, skills, and help find projects that hold a special place in their hearts. Volunteer SWGA will also have the ability for local nonprofits to submit various projects that they have that would benefit their organization’s work and overall mission.

Day of Action will be held on Friday, June 21st, 2024, 8 AM – 12 PM. Kick-off will begin at the United Way of Southwest Georgia office located at 112 N. Westover Boulevard Albany, Georgia 31707. Kick-off will include a light breakfast, followed by remarks from the United Way CEO and Board Chair, and finally, the volunteers will be divided into teams before departing for their assigned project at 9:30 AM.

The four service projects will be for The Salvation Army, Lily Pad Sane Center, Feeding the Valley, and the SOWEGA Council on Aging. Project #1 with The Salvation Army will consist of cleaning out their warehouse and loading items such as furniture and clothing into a moving truck. Project #2 with Lily Pad Sane Center will be cleaning and organizing their donation room to make it easier for the employees to access and utilize their donation items for their clients. Project #3 with Feeding the Valley consists of loading food distribution boxes for their mobile pantry and helping clean the warehouse. Project #4 with SOWEGA COA will be debris removal and landscaping at the main location.

Speaking about the importance of volunteerism, United Way’s Volunteer Coordinator, Tori Alexander, said, “Volunteering is at the very core of being a human. Everyone has needed help from others at some point in their life. Even the smallest volunteer project can create notable and positive impact within a community.”