United Way Day of Action rallied two hundred volunteers
June 21, 2019
United Way Day of Action, which occurs worldwide around June 21, is an invitation for people, businesses, and organizations to come together and take action to address large-scale volunteer projects and community challenges. Day of Action is a way volunteers help make their communities stronger.
On June 21, United Way of Williamson County (UWWC) rallied nearly two hundred corporate and community volunteers to help Franklin Special School District (FSSD) prepare for the 2019–2020 school year.
Volunteers gathered at four FSSD sites— including Poplar Grove Elementary School, Poplar Grove Middle School, Freedom Middle School, and Freedom Intermediate School— to tackle a range of indoor and outdoor projects. For example, volunteers cleaned windows and lockers, painted classrooms and hallways, cut tree limbs, and assembled new outdoor tables.
“We were overwhelmed by the community’s response to come out and help our local schools,” said Pam Bryant, President/CEO of UWWC. “Volunteers are gracious with their time and truly committed to the success of our students.”
Volunteers from several of United Way’s corporate partners participated in Day of Action. These partners included Franklin Synergy Bank, Aetna, Scott Insurance, Tractor Supply Company, Delek, Bank Director, Publix Super Markets, Reliant Bank, Bank of America, Target, CBL Properties, Crye Leike, BancorpSouth, Cornerstone Financial Credit Union, Journal Communications, Williamson County Government, and Hilton. Volunteers from the McFarlan Group and Nail Bar were also present.
About United Way of Williamson County
United Way of Williamson County is committed to creating real change and measurable improvements in the day-to-day lives of thousands of people. We bring together people, companies, and organizations from across our local community to identify and support solutions to our most critical issues. Serving Williamson County for 58 years, United Way of Williamson County fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. Change doesn’t happen alone. To live better, we must Live United. To find out more, visit uwwc.org or call 615-771-2312.