Sunday, May 3, 2009

Day of Caring

United Way has a special place in my heart.  I truly believe in the organization's mission, and I've been blessed to see firsthand the difference it has made in the lives of many.  

Last Saturday, my company sponsored a United Way Day of Caring event.  We partnered with a local agency and worked on the exterior of two houses owned by elderly individuals.  One of the houses was in OK shape, and the other one had not been painted in more than 20 years!  We also took out a dead tree.  

We accomplished so much, and the homeowners were overjoyed.  We had incredible camaraderie and team spirit.  It was fun to be with coworkers in a setting outside of the normal business environment.  The best part, though, was getting to visit with our homeowners.  We simply fell in love with them.

I hope you enjoy the pictures, and maybe they will inspire you to go the extra mile in your community.

Don't I look like I know what I'm doing with that chainsaw? :)


  1. Now THAT'S worth shouting from the rooftops!!
    Amazing community spirit from everyone.
    Viv xx

  2. I admire you for this!!! BRAVO!!!