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1st Annual Ketchikan Day of Caring

 

 

June 15, 2017
Thursday PM


(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - In keeping with the spirit of Volunteerism in our communities, United Way of Southeast Alaska held its first Day of Caring in Ketchikan on Tuesday, June 13th. On this day, local nonprofits were matched up with local businesses whose employee teams completed prearranged projects at the agencies.

Ketchikan's participating businesses were GCI, Northrim Bank and Wells Fargo. The day began with an introduction and continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the iRock Facility. Immediately afterward, teams were dispatched to work on their assigned projects at Women In Safe Homes, Southeast Alaska Independent Living and Ketchikan Youth Initiatives.

jpg 1st Annual Ketchikan Day of Caring

Josh Kambeitz and Chris Kinney
At Southeast Alaska Independent Living, volunteers from Wells Fargo hung and painted slat panel sheets that will be used to display equipment from their loan closet.
Photo courtesy United Way of Southeast Alaska

At Southeast Alaska Independent Living, volunteers from Wells Fargo hung and painted slat panel sheets that will be used to display equipment from their loan closet. Volunteers also helped assemble equipment to be used by those they serve.

At Women In Safe Homes, volunteers from GCI performed important landscaping all around the shelter property. Afterwards, the volunteers made several trips hauling the yard debris to the dump.

jpg At Southeast Alaska Independent Living, volunteers helped assemble equipment to be used by those S.A.I.L. serves.

At Southeast Alaska Independent Living, volunteers helped assemble equipment to be used by those S.A.I.L. serves.
Photo courtesy United Way of Southeast Alaska

With the help of volunteers from Wells Fargo, Northrim Bank and Ketchikan Youth Initiatives, the volunteers were able to lead a clean-up of the Skate Park that included installing picnic tables, cutting down growth and removing weeds.

jpg Volunteers from Wells Fargo, Northrim Bank and Ketchikan Youth Initiatives, cut down growth and removed weeds at the Skate Park.

Volunteers from Wells Fargo, Northrim Bank and Ketchikan Youth Initiatives, lead a clean-up of the Skate Park.
Photo courtesy United Way of Southeast Alaska

All in all, over 15 volunteers were able to accomplish a tremendous amount of work for three nonprofit agencies who serve the community of Ketchikan.

The United Way of Southeast Alaska thanked all the participating businesses, agencies, and all of the wonderful volunteers who came out for their first Day of Caring in Ketchikan. Quoting a news release, the United Way of Southeast Alaska said they are looking forward to growing the event in the years to come, starting with next year.

 

 

Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews

 

 

Source of News:

United Way of Southeast Alaska
www.unitedwayseak.org

 

 

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