On and around June 21, thousands across the globe participated in United Way’s Day of Action, which provides volunteers, donors and advocates an opportunity to make a difference in their local communities.
“There are a variety of ways people can give back to their local community, and one of those ways is with time,” said Donna Hurley, Vice President of Community Impact for United Way of the Coastal Bend. “Through United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Day of Action, folks are able to volunteer their time to provide a service at nonprofit organizations that not only benefit the organization, but also the clients that they serve.”
This year, 24 volunteers from Chemours, Kleberg Bank, Kendra Scott, and Zachry Group at Cheniere volunteered nearly 80 hours of service at four Coastal Bend nonprofit agencies. Working alongside members of United Way of the Coastal Bend, the groups helped organize assistance items for mothers and their children, painted a childcare center and multi-purpose room, and spruced up interior and exterior facilities.
“As the community and industry grows, we’re seeing new commitments from donors to give even more to the United Way, and ultimately benefit more than 56 different nonprofit agencies in this community. And, I think that’s going to continue to grow,” said Libby Averyt, President and CEO of United Way of the Coastal Bend. “The future is very bright, both for the Coastal Bend and for the United Way of the Coastal Bend, and I think we’re all really fortunate to be a part of that.”