United Way's 2016 Days of Action Impacts Local Community

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This year's Days of Action, presented by Nissan, impacted the local community with 616 volunteers putting in 3,073 hours of service to complete 39 projects throughout Rutherford and Cannon counties.

Days of Action is an opportunity for volunteer teams in the community to complete projects that benefit United Way partners. Volunteers participate in activities such as refurbishing workspaces for children, providing meals for homebound seniors, and miscellaneous house work to help nonprofits complete projects that need to be done. United Way focused on projects impacting the areas of education, health and financial stability.


This year's Days of Action is also a partnership between Middle Tennessee State University's The Big Event and United Way. More than 200 MTSU students participated in the Big Event, in conjunction with the National Park Service, on Saturday, April 16, at Old Fort Parkway. The students refurbished the park grounds by trimming and planting new trees, landscaping and cleaning up litter and debris.

"Our community is very fortunate to have the support of so many volunteers," commented Lisbeth Couser, Director of Community Engagement for United Way, "together, we are building a community that is paying it forward for our next generation."


Volunteers from 39 companies and groups participated in United Way's Days of Action including: Advance Financial, Amazon, Atmos Energy, Bridgestone, Comcast Cares, Doubletree by Hilton, First Tennessee Bank, Friends of Erin Hamilton, General Mills, Guaranty Trust Company, Heritage Farms Dairy, Individual Volunteers led by Kristen Ruckstuhl, Ingram Content Group, MCHRA Youth Can, Miller Loughry Beach, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation, MTSU Student Government Association, Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department, Murfreesboro Young Professionals, Nissan, ProQuest, Publix, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Diplomats, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital, Taylor Communications, Tennessee Promise Volunteers, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Volunteers, United Way Catalyst Volunteers, and UPS.

United Way's Days of Action Event Sponsors include: Nissan, Miller Loughry Beach Insurance Services, State Farm and Advance Financial Foundation.

For other United Way volunteer opportunities, visit www.unitedwayvolunteer.org or call (615) 893-7303.

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