by Cole Martens Thursday, September 12th 2019
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- More than 200 people rolled up their sleeves and got to work in a unique and impactful blitz of volunteerism!
Thursday was the United Way's annual, Fall Day of Caring.
It's a day that truly makes a difference for 25 area non-profits.
The non profits submit a request to the United Way for volunteer help on a project and today, a virtual army of willing workers show up and pitch in.
Volunteers helped 25 non-profits organizations to help advance their mission and build capacity.
Reining Liberty Ranch was one of the non-profit that received help today with installing a new fence and some garden work.
"What we like to remember is how the country banded together after 9/11 and that's kind of what we see here today, community coming together," said Jessica Tibbs, volunteer center Manager at United Way.
While the non profits clearly get a boost thanks to the dozens of volunteers, it's not the only benefit.
Many of the volunteers are made up of co-workers, and they say that a day like today can be a remarkable team building experience.
If you would like to learn more about volunteering, or perhaps getting some volunteer help in the future for a non profit, visit our volunteer page.