Day of Action 2018
Friday, June 15th
Thank you to the nearly 500 volunteers who participated in this year’s Day of Action.
YOU completed 40 service projects helping nonprofits and schools in our community!
Thank you to Coca-Cola and Vowell’s Cash Saver for donating all of the Powerade and water to keep our volunteers hydrated on this “very Alabama” summer day!
Largest volunteer team: Randall Reilly with 77 volunteers (They had to be divided into 5 projects!)
Project with the most volunteers: Holt Elementary (34 Randall Reilly employees)
Teams with the longest running project: (tie) Nucor- 5 years at The Arc & Mercedes – 5 years at West Alabama Food Bank
Most “unusual” project: We don’t normally help an individual without an agency connection, but our VAT director garnered a lot of social media “hype” about a family that lives near her. Holly noticed two young girls selling something on the side of the street. She stopped and saw they were selling their toys to help their grandmother with food. She spoke with the grandmother and found out about some struggles the family has been going through. She’s made it her mission to help, and on Day of Action Hunt Refining will send a team out to help with some basic home repairs.
Most interactive project: (3-way tie) Volunteers at TOPs will work with junior high school students in the program to do landscaping for the new location. BF Goodrich employees had lunch with clients at Caring Days. West Alabama Bank threw a pizza party for the Arts ‘n Autism summer campers.
Day of Action 2018 Photos
For more photos, check out our facebook page with live posts throughout the day!