FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Lindsey White
United Way of Galveston
United Way Volunteers to Complete 300 Days’ Worth of Work in just 8 Hours in Galveston
GALVESTON, TEXAS – The United Way of Galveston announced this week that the 1st annual United Way of Galveston Day of Caring, in partnership with American National Insurance Company, is scheduled for Thursday, September 28, 2017. On Day of Caring, local businesses will send teams of employees to volunteer for the day on projects that local service agencies might not have the manpower or resources to afford.
“Day of Caring highlights the power of mass volunteerism and positive community impact that can be achieved in a single day when people come together for a common cause. It also celebrates the spirit of volunteerism that is so prevalent on our Island,” said Lindsey White, Executive Director of United Way of Galveston. “Our community is very generous with time and resources, but an undertaking of this magnitude would not be possible without a major corporate partner. We are so grateful that American National Insurance Company eagerly jumped on board and committed to allow several of their employees to participate! It says a lot about how deeply they care about our community.”
On the Day of Caring, volunteer teams will take on projects submitted by local non-profits and community-based organizations. Projects range from painting, landscaping or planting gardens, organizing, power washing and much more! It is a rewarding day for all involved. Area businesses are encouraged to form teams of employees who want to share their time and talent to help island nonprofits.
“We want to help, and we, together with United Way, are going to do something that hasn’t been done on the island before, said Bruce LePard, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at American National Insurance Company. “It’s not just about American National Insurance,” he continued, “it’s about our community and we are leading the way to provide people to go out and do good.”
“We invite all Galveston Island workplaces to join American National, in signing up to be a sponsor and also encouraging their employees to form teams for the First Annual United Way of Galveston Day of Caring,” said White. “For our first year, we have a goal of recruiting 300 volunteers, and we need your help in making that happen. It will be a wonderful team building opportunity; as well as an experience that will leave us all richer for having participated.”
Information about sponsorship, team registration, and project submission is available at www.UWGalv.org.