VERO BEACH – More than 350 area volunteers from 23 local businesses and organizations will “LIVE UNITED” on Saturday, Oct. 2, in an effort to improve area parks and non-profit agencies.
Teams of employees will spend the morning at 19 project sites in Indian River County participating in a variety of community work projects.
“It’s a great way for employees to contribute their talent, skill and muscle to help a local agency or client,” said United Way of Indian River County CEO Michael Kint.
Projects are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.
At 9 a.m. at one of the work sites, the Abilities Resource Center, 1375 16th Ave., Vero Beach, representatives from TD Bank – formerly Riverside Bank, the United Way and long-time United Way of Indian River County volunteer Rep. Debbie Mayfield will gather for a Day of Caring special presentation.
The United Way Day of Caring is a national event, put on every year by over 1,300 United Ways around the country.
“Matching volunteers with community service is what we do best,” said Faith Frazier, United Way Day of Caring Coordinator. “These employees will visit agencies, roll up their sleeves to lend a hand, and in some cases become an active participant in making an impact in someone’s life. It is a day of hard work and great reward.”
TD Bank is this year’s Day of Caring sponsor. Since acquiring Riverside Bank, TD Bank has been active in Indian River County.
Their sponsorship and partnership with United Way demonstrates “their whole hearted commitment to the betterment of this community,” said Kint.
The Day of Caring is scheduled to run through Noon Saturday.
For more information about the United Way or Day of Caring, call United Way of Indian River County, (772) 567-8900.