FVD2013 Recap

i Nov 18th No Comments by

Volunteering is not only a way to help others, but to connect with others: family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, new and old. On Family Volunteer Day 2013, more than 150 volunteers turned out to bond through service, making a positive difference in their lives and the lives of many others in our community.

At Thomasville Community Resource Center, volunteers finished a project begun on HOTC Day 2013 in October. The mission: repaint classrooms and the playground mural to create a more pleasant and inviting environment for the kids who spend their days at TCRC. Big shout out to Lowe’s and Valspar Paint for donating the many gallons of paint for this project.

Second Harvest of South Georgia hosted a large group of volunteers who unpacked, sorted and boxed tons of food items for distribution in the fight against hunger.

Animal lovers donated their Saturday morning to  Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary where they cleaned the facilities and gave love to the hundreds of furry residents currently on site.

Work continued at several houses in the Victoria Place Revitalization Area with Habitat for Humanity.  Despite the soggy conditions from the rain the night before, volunteers helped with landscaping for these new homes.

We also finished another round of Red Cross Mail for Heroes, making cards and writing letters to service men and women who can’t be with friends and family during the holidays. Many of our volunteer families have loved ones in the military, making this project near and dear to their hearts. Special thank you to the Thomas County Public Library for hosting.

Families of all types also pitched in at Birdsong Nature Center and Dancing Cloud Farm Horse Rescue.

Thank you to all our volunteers, non-profit partners, donors and sponsors. Special thank you to Yoburst Frozen Yogurt, and Diamond Anniversary Sponsors Mrs. Diane W. Parker, and Dr. & Mrs. Philip C. Watt for helping to make FVD2013 a success for our community!