Last year’s UW Day of Caring volunteer work pays off in a big way, helping provide a home to people with disabilities

Your Support Impacts LivesUnited Way partner agencies Shelby Residential and Vocational Services (SRVS) and United Housing, Inc. are announcing a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a project that used our UW Day of Caring volunteers last year to help modify a home for people with disabilities.

The volunteers were employees from International Paper, a long-time United Way supporting organization with a great history of involvement in our Day of Caring event. Last year, a team of International Paper volunteers gutted and cleaned out a vacant foreclosure house at 1586 Oakwood in the Whitehaven area for United Way Day of Caring.

The unique partnership between SRVS and United Housing, Inc. began with the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) in 2009. Since then, United Housing and SRVS have purchased and renovated 7 vacant foreclosures to provide shelter for 21 SRVS clients with disabilities.

The property is now finished and occupied. The special ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate everyone’s work will take place on Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the property.

Day of Caring 2011Day of Caring 2011 is scheduled for Friday, September 16th. If your organization is interested in supplying a team of volunteers, or if your nonprofit agency is interested in learning if it qualifies to receive a volunteer team, please send an e-mail to dayofcaring@uwmidsouth.org to let us know.

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