United Way volunteers help non-profits during "Fall Day of Caring"

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.








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