United Way seeking 500 volunteers for Day of Action

Published 9:41 am Wednesday, September 23, 2015

United Way of Southwest Michigan is looking for 500 volunteers on Nov. 5, 2015, to go into the community and help our local senior citizens winterize their homes during the 5th Annual Day of Action for Seniors.

“United Way’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. What better way to do that than getting 500 plus volunteers together to help seniors right here in Berrien and Cass counties!” said United Way President Anna Murphy.

Every year, volunteers rake leaves, clean gutters and seal drafty windows with insulation kits for seniors who are unable to do it themselves.

Berrien and Cass County seniors (60+) who are physically unable to do the work and cannot afford to pay for this type of service are encouraged to call (269) 982-1700 in order to be placed on the list.

All services are FREE of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis. United Way hopes to serve 200 seniors this year, but this number is dependent on the number of volunteers recruited.

Volunteers are asked to bring rakes, work gloves, leaf blowers, and ladders if available. United Way will supply leaf bags, insulation kits for windows, and other necessities.

Volunteers and seniors can sign up online by going to www.uwsm.org/dayofactionforseniors. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.


About United Way

United Way of Southwest Michigan improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. Improving lives happens through advancing the building blocks of a good life; Education, Income, Health, and Basic Needs. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy and have all their basic needs met. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. United Way invites the community to be a part of the change. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED. For more information about how you can give, advocate or volunteer, visit www.uwsm.org or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/unitedwayswmich.