2019 Day of Caring
For the last several years, SERVPRO of North Kanawha Valley and SERVPRO of Teays Valley has partnered with United Way in helping local non-profit organizations. This Day of Caring helps in five separate counties around West Virginia and is one of the largest one-day volunteer events in the region. Every year we are re-energized with the feeling of community and serving others as we volunteer and work within our abilities to help these organizations with up keep to their building.
This year we were able to assist KISRA. KISRA programs offer areas of HEAL: Health, Employment, Asset Development, and Learning. KISRA wants to work towards healing and strengthening families. We were assigned with such tasks such as up keep to flower beds, painting, pressure washing and carpet cleaning. When the day was done we were able to see how much they appreciated the hard work. What a great feeling to give back to KISRA who give every day to help those whether less fortunate or just need extra help getting back on their feet.
Per the United Way website The Day of Caring (https://www.unitedwaycwv.org/day-caring):
- Promotes the spirit & value of volunteerism
- Demonstrates the power & impact of United Way’s mission
- Generates positive community relationships
- Helps to develop contacts between volunteers, agencies & workplaces
- Gives each of us an opportunity to roll up our sleeves and work together to make a difference
We at SERVPRO couldn’t agree more with these ideas. We are daily striving to help achieve success by giving to our customers to make sure their home or business is restored to preloss conditions. We strive to give, whether it is by volunteer efforts or just in your everyday interactions with others. Albert Einstein said “Only a life lived for others in worth living”. What a great reminder for each of us. Be on the look out to serve or volunteer today. It will be a decision you won’t regret. Please check out both the United Way of Central WV and KISRA's website to see the programs they offer. There just might be an opportunity for you to either refer someone you know or to volunteer yourself.