All in a day's work!
312 volunteers representing 41 workplaces, civic organizations, and churches came together on Friday (May 10) to work on 37 service projects throughout Logan County on a single day. The rains moved out just in time for our 4th annual United Way Community Care Day, allowing volunteers to work on pre-coordinated tasks of varying skill levels and interests at local non-profit agencies and area parks.
Highlights included the following projects:
- Volunteers from Ag Resource Management, Lowe's, and Sloan Insurance, teamed together with Second Harvest Food Bank to pack food boxes and then deliver them to area senior citizens.
- Belletech Corporation staff members cataloged newspapers for the Logan County Libraries.
- Citizens Federal Savings & Loan rotated their entire staff on shifts to help with renovations inside the Holland Theatre.
- Daido Metal sent a team to the Logan County Fairgrounds to work on cleaning display cases and to paint.
- Intrinity painted signs at the Lutheran Community Services Thrift Store.
- Liberty National Bank did yardwork and landscaping at Shawnee Springs.
- Teams from the Logan County Auditor's Office worked on landscaping projects for Residential Administrators.
- Volunteers from Logan County Department of Job & Family Services helped Shine FM with various projects, including some landscaping, mass mailing, hanging posters, and cleaning out storage space.
- The Logan County Sheriff's Office sent a team to work on picnic tables and painting at the Logan County Fairgrounds.
- The management team from Mary Rutan Hospital worked to prep the Hoffman Pool for the summer. They also worked downtown with the Shade Tree Commission on flower beds and tree wells throughout the city.
- RTC Services assisted Recovery Zone to convert a wood shop into office space.
- Rushsylvania Church of Christ sorted donations Consolidated Care's domestic violence office and painted a small office.
- Staff from Shine FM helped Our Daily Bread to build a website and create a social media presence. You can visit it at www.becomebettertogether.org.
- The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Patrick Church prepared breakfast for all the Community Care Day volunteers.
- Thermoid sent teams to the Logan County Homeless Shelter for spring cleaning and the Logan County Historical Society to powerwash their fences.
- Valeo had associates head to the Logan County Library to do some spring cleaning.
- Community Health & Wellness Partners painted the concession stands at both Hunters and Lions Parks.
- Choice Properties Real Estate painted the inside of the multi-use building at Indian Lake State Park.
- A team from Great Lakes Assemblies and Richwood Banking Company helped the Village to paint the fire hydrants and to pick up trash along U.S. Rt. 33.
- Logan County Electric Cooperative installed a new Archery range in Indian Lake State Park.
- Teams from PowerBuilt and WSI worked at the Indian Lake State Park Campground to fill and level holes on camp sites.
- Transportation Research Center sent a team to build and repair picnic tables at Indian Lake State Park.
- A trio from NetGain painted at the Logan County Library branch.
IN RUSSELLS POINT
- Farm Credit Mid-America sent a team to transplant 35 saplings to their new location at the John and Mary Rudolph Nature Area.
- Teams from Great Lakes Assemblies and Woodforest National Bank sorted donations and served lunch at the Caring Kitchen.
IN WEST LIBERTY
- A team from Global Precision Parts washed windows and cleaned gutters for residents at Green Hills Community.
- Spartan Nash sent a team to the Village Town Hall and Library's Community Room to do some spring cleaning.
- A team from Thompson Dunlap & Heydinger visited Adriel to garden and clean at Harmony Hall.
- Bellefontaine Rotary Club and Logan Acres went to Kirkmont Center to work on a new Nature Center and other various projects.
- Thomas & Marker Construction worked on renovations at the Hall-Fawcett Park picnic shelter.
- Vectren has a team building a new fence for Helen Blue Park and working on other spruce-up projects for the Village's bi-centennial.
- The Logan County Commissioners' Office worked two specially scheduled Second Harvest Food Bank Mobile Pantry distributions in Bellefontaine and Russells Point.
- And volunteers from Logan County Family & Children First Council, the Mental Health & Recovery Board, and NEX Transport are teaming up on a Prescription Drug Take Back day in local senior living communities.
- Community Care Day took off from the Bellefontaine Regional Airport, where all of the event participants gather for breakfast and a brief program. From there they dispersed to their project locations.
BY THE NUMBERS
6 – The number of groups who will be sending 10 or more volunteers to Community Care Day include: Bellefontaine Rotary; Citizens Federal Savings & Loan; Logan County Electric Cooperative; Mary Rutan Hospital; NEX Transport, Thermoid, and Transportation Research Center.
$25.43 – Volunteers, of course, earn no money. But if they did, this is the estimated hourly rate a volunteer would earn, according to research provided by Independent Sector.
$31,736 – The amount of “Free Labor” that will be donated by Community Care Day volunteers if each person works four hours on May 10.
$6,750 – The amount of money raised in event sponsorship.
THANK YOU for choosing to LIVE UNITED by participating in Community Care Day 2019! We look forward to working with you again soon!