300 volunteers turn out for United Way of Weld County Day of Action

Weld County KidsThree hundred people volunteered during the United Way of Weld County Day of Action on June 20. The volunteers worked on 21 projects throughout Weld County in the Greely-Evans area and all the way down to Firestone, Frederick, Dacono and Fort Lupton. “This was one of our most successful Day of Actions to date,” said Emma Wood, volunteer engagement coordinator for United Way of Weld County. “We had a great turnout of volunteers across the county. With a county as vast as Weld, it was awesome to see people throughout the county turning out to support their communities.”

Wood, who coordinated the event, said one of her favorite parts of Day of Action is the positivity it encourages. “It’s great to host an event where you look across the crowd and all you see are smiling faces,” Wood said. “Creating an experience that fosters teamwork and togetherness is the ultimate success for a volunteer day, and we did that.”

Participating agencies included: A Woman's Place, Brigit's Bounty Community Resource, Chappelow K-12, City of Greeley Museums Centennial Village, City of Greeley Museums Meeker House, Connections for Independent Living, Dos Rios Elementary, First United Methodist Church, Greeley Central High School, Greeley Stampede, Greeley Transitional House, Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley, Hope @ Miracle House, Rinn United Methodist Church, Sunrise Community Health, The Genesis Project of Northern Colorado, Town of Firestone, Turn Around Bikes, Weld Food Bank and United Way of Weld County.

Volunteer teams of 10-plus people who participated were: Encana, Hensel Phelps, JBS USA 2015 Interns, Kiwanis of Greeley, North Colorado Health Alliance, Professional Finance Company, RLR LLP, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, The Success Foundation, The Tribune, Weld County Government and United Way of Weld County Young Leaders Society.

Day of Action sponsors were 2 M Printing (T-shirts), Starbucks (coffee), Pepsi (300 water bottles), Coyote’s Southwestern Grill (250 breakfast burritos) and Chick-fil-A Greeley (100 sandwiches, 250 gift cards).