Families of all shapes and sizes came together to help others on Family Volunteer Day, Saturday, November 11th. Over 90 volunteers spent their morning at 4 different project sites – Second Harvest, Legacy Village, Red Cross Holidays For Heroes, and a Manna Drop at Harper Elementary School.
At Legacy Village, the Thomasville High School National Honor Society played games and made crafts with the residents. They also made festive banners to hang on residents’ doors, and holiday cards for our military heroes. At Second Harvest, volunteers enjoyed a hands-on experience by sorting and inspecting food that will be distributed to communities in need. At the Manna Drop, volunteers organized and packed bags of groceries to give to local families – over 130 families were served! At the Thomas County Public Library, families and friends gathered in honor of Veterans Day to make holiday cards for service men and women as part of the Red Cross Holidays For Heroes initiative. A local veteran, Dr. William Bradley, Master Senior Sergeant who served 25 years in the Air Force, began the program with a few words explaining the importance of the day, and how their words of encouragement and holiday cheer can mean so much to service members who are often far from home for so long.
It was a wonderful day of volunteers uniting to make a difference in our community! Thank you to all who participated. Until next year!