United Way holding first-ever ‘Day of Action’

Published 4:41 pm Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The United Way of Bainbridge-Decatur County is holding its first ever “Day of Action.”

United Way annually funds local agencies that provide local support services in the areas of education, income and health. When a family is financially stable, has good health and the educational skills to be successful, then the entire community benefits from the productiveness of those individuals. Day of Action is another way for our community to help support these hard working local agencies. Our project this year is a one-day community service project for The Salvation Army, a United Way funded agency located on 600 S. Scott St.

On Sat., Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. until noon, volunteers and United Way board members will be helping the Salvation Army, by power washing and cleaning up their building and by painting and organizing their receiving room. This project will help the Salvation Army start utilizing some much-needed space for Salvation Army business.

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In addition, as the area Red Cross Center, the Salvation Army helps families in times of need with food, shelter and supplies. An example of this assistance is when a family has lost their home due to a fire or other catastrophe.

Donations being accepted for the Salvation Army include 8-by-11-inch white copy paper, which is used in large quantities for the forms required to help streamline needs and requests. They also need peanut butter and rice — basic staples in the Salvation Army food pantry. Please bring your donations to the Salvation Army on Sat., Aug. 6, between 8 a.m. and noon. Donations for other United Way-funded agencies are also needed:

• Adult and children’s diapers for the developmentally disabled for BAIN.

• Wheelchairs, walkers and crutches for BAIN — an organization that helps the disabled in our community.

• Bibles and clean men’s business clothing for the Laymen Brotherhood 2nd Chance Outreach Center — an organization that helps young men overcome troubling circumstances.

We’d like to thank these local businesses who are contributing their time and/or resources to help support the United Way Day of Action.

• Sherwin Williams Paint

• Mike Clinton Painting

• Port City Family Dental Associates

• Tri-State Office

• Dominos Pizza

When you reach out a hand to one, you influence the condition of all. That’s what it means to Live United. Please help by bringing your donations Sat., Aug. 6, between 8 a.m. and noon. Call 229-246-9288 if you’d like to help.