Day of Caring 2018

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Day of Caring 2018

Victoria County United Way's 2018/19 Community Service Project/Day of Caring will be August 3, 2018 at SIX different locations. 

Volunteers will make a HUGE difference helping local agencies as well as building wheel chair ramps at homes damaged from Hurricane Harvey.  The locations include:

  • Habitat for Humanity – helping work on 2 or 3 new construction of homes for families vetted by Habitat.  A leader at each home will guide the work. Materials will be on site.   
  • Two or more homes in Victoria damaged by Hurricane Harvey  -  needing wheelchair ramps rebuilt or other repairs.The projects can be done within 5-6 hours.  Materials and tools will be provided, and we’ll have a leader at each  home to guide the work.
  • Billy T. Cattan Recovery Outreach Center, 802 E. Crestwood – at their new location, volunteers will be doing manual labor outside the building planting shrubs, etc. to improve the surroundings.
  • Briggs Family YMCA,  1806 N. Nimitz – volunteers will be doing some exterior painting as well as some interior painting. 

We will assemble at  802 E Crestwood -- the new Billy T. Cattan Recovery Outreach Center, since some volunteers will work there; and some will be directed a few blocks away to a new Habitat for Humanity home.  Volunteers working at the YMCA, or at the Hurricane Harvey damaged homes may go directly to those locations.  At each place, the day will begin with registration (will do most ahead of time,) coffee, juice and breakfast items followed by team assignments if not already done.  Volunteers will receive a Day of Caring T-shirt with sponsor logos on the back.

We hope you will participate this year to help the agencies and those still suffering from Harvey!

Click on Past Events to view news articles about our United Way work in Hurricane Harvey disaster relief; our June 28th Recognition Reception, and our Giant Day of Caring at 4 different locations and almost 200 volunteers last year (8/4/17).You'll also read there about our 17/18 Campaign Kickoff and our June 29, 2017 Recognition Event honoring many outstanding donors and volunteers. 

Victoria County United Way welcomes media inquiries and requests to interview its representatives. We have a great story to tell and news of importance to share. Please contact us at 361.578.3561