Kicks off the 2017-18 Campaign with Community Service Projects
The Victoria County United Way is celebrating its 70th Anniversary and kicking off the 2017/18 Community Campaign with two Days of Caring in August.The first Day of Caring is August 4th primarily at the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent. Volunteers will be also working at the Barbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA, the Victoria County Senior Citizens Center and the Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry."We are highlighting the need to fight hunger by working at the Food Bank; developing our children at the YMCA, assisting our seniors at the Senior Citizens Center and helping those in desperate need at VCAM”, said David C. Edwards, President of the VCUW Board of Directors.
Over one hundred volunteers will be at the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent assembling boxes of food for needy families as well as filling bags of rice and other commodities. Robin Cadle, Chief Executive Officer said, “We have a longstanding partnership with the Victoria County United Way. We welcome the volunteers here to help heal the hurt of hunger.”
Smaller groups of volunteers will be installing wood plank flooring at the Barbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA, and helping improve the physical appearance of both the Victoria County Senior Citizens Center and the Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry. These organizations are in real need of improvements to their facilities to allow better use of them by children and seniors.
At each location, the day will begin with light breakfast items, followed by teams of volunteers assigned to different projects at the facilities.
The second day of Caring will be August 25th at the Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County in Cuero. The facility has had major physical improvements since it opened in June 2013. With the help of the City of Cuero, grants and wide community support, the club added a technology room and a new kitchen. Volunteers will be improving the physical spaces of the classrooms.
“Anyone wanting to participate in these community service projects, needs to register online at www.unitedwayvictoria.org, or call (361) 578-3561 before the events “said Dolly Stokes, VCUW’s Executive Director.