United Way of Greater Plymouth County kicked off its annual campaign Sept. 12 at the Lakeside Villa, 550 Monponsett St., Hallifax.
United Way volunteers, friends, board members and partner agencies dressed in “Live United” T-shirts to show their support and to give back with a volunteer day of service.
“Our United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s annual kickoff and Day of Caring is one of my favorite days of the year,” said United Way President and CEO Dennis Carman.
“We get to see many of our supporters, both veterans and new, demonstrate their generosity and compassion for our local community together with a huge day of service!”
After the kickoff, 143 volunteers headed out into the community for the Day of Caring to perform service projects at many of United Way’s partner agencies.
Volunteer projects included painting, helping organize food pantries, landscaping and installing smoke detectors.
Teams from 16 organizations participated: American Credit Counseling Service, Bridgewater State University, Comcast, Eastern Bank, Enterprise Rent A Car, HarborOne Bank, Health Imperatives, Lynch & Lynch, Old Colony Elder Services, Rexa, Rockland Trust, Signature Healthcare, Travelers, United Postal Service and Wells Fargo.
Thirteen organizations provided projects for the Day of Caring at 17 sites: American Red Cross of the Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts; The Arc of Greater Plymouth; Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield, Boys & Girls Club of Metro South; Brockton Public Schools; Brockton Visiting Nurse Association; Catholic Charities South; Family and Community Resources; Father Bill’s and MainSpring; Health Imperatives; Road to Responsibility; Salvation Army of Brockton; and United Way’s Family Center.
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