Last Saturday more than 100 students, faculty and staff from the University of Alaska Southeast volunteered for a variety of community projects as part of our second annual Day of Caring. In addition to thanking all who participated, I want to acknowledge that this program and all that we accomplished was made possible only through the efforts of our local United Way.
Day of Caring is a national United Way program that works to strengthen communities by utilizing volunteers to perform needed projects at local nonprofit service agencies. This is but one example of how the role of United Way extends far beyond the annual fall fund-raising campaign.
Marsha Riley and the United Way staff worked with agencies to collect suitable projects - even arranging for one agency to provide lunches for our crews - that made our Day of Caring not only possible but also an unqualified success. In classic style, United Way was there behind the scenes bringing the community together and making Juneau a better place for us all.
The Day of Caring program is just one of the ways the University of Alaska Southeast is proud to support our community and our local United Way.
Director of Development and University Relations
University of Alaska Southeast