Thursday, October 2nd, (Bradenton, FL) –Once again, United Way of Manatee County and United Way Suncoast (serving DeSoto, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Sarasota counties) are joining forces to maximize Day of Caring’s regional reach. Between the two United Ways, 2,200 volunteers will complete projects in DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota Counties
Locally, United Way of Manatee County has utilized the power of volunteers to impact our community for more than 10 years, and during this year’s Day of Caring, volunteers will take on an exciting new challenge. Nearly 200 volunteers from local businesses will flood into the Village of the Arts neighborhood to complete painting, cleaning, and landscaping projects. Along with the sponsorship and support of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the City of Bradenton, local business teams from Publix, ITW GSE Americas, Fifth Third Bank, First United Methodist, MTI, BMO Harris Bank, Florida Blue, Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Gateway Bank, Bill Lee Auto, Nordstrom, and Manatee Young Professionals have all lent their members and staff for the morning to help make a difference.
Angela More, Vice President of Resource Development, says “Village of the Arts is a unique neighborhood, being home to businesses, residences, and non-profit organizations alike. By focusing all of our efforts here, we are able to make a larger impact and collectively beautify our “home”.
About United Way of Manatee County:
The United Way of Manatee County (www.UWMC.net) helps to create a stronger community where all residents have the opportunity to thrive. By focusing our efforts on education, income and health, United Way makes an impact on those who need it most. United Way fortifies the cornerstones of our community while approaching underlying causes of these issues in a holistic manner to create deep, lasting change. To achieve the greatest impact, the United Way develops diverse resources and partnerships and then applies consolidated efforts into precise programs and initiatives that contribute to improving the quality of life for individuals and families. For additional information, please contact Angela Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-748-1313.