United Way of St. Lucie County’s Day of Caring on Campaign Kick off

The United Way of St. Lucie County kicked-off its Annual Fundraising Campaign, Day of Caring. It connected volunteers with local nonprofits in St. Lucie County for a day of doing well. The event began with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. at River Walk Center in Fort Pierce and at 9 a.m. the teams began their projects.
It was a busy day with over 400 volunteers and nearly 30 teams. Each team was assigned to a project at Treasure Coast Food Bank, Mustard Seed Ministries, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, PACE Center for Girls, Multicultural Resource Center, Inner Truth Project and more. There were 11 projects that included painting, cleaning, landscaping, and food packing.
 “I couldn’t be more thrilled with the turnout this morning,” said Board Chair Andrew Treadwell.  “Volunteerism is at the core of our mission and the work we do today will immediately make a difference in our community!”
Friends, families, and co-workers came together and helped our funded partners. Some of the teams were Publix, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, Wells Fargo, Indian River State College, Martin Health System, and more. The event sponsor was Dean Mead Attorneys at Law.
“Over 300,000 people live here, and that number is increasing by 6-7 thousand every year.  That brings new opportunities and new challenges as well.  Today is kicking off the opportunity to give back to this community,” said Campaign Chairman Howard Tipton.  
United Way of St. Lucie County encourages people to LIVE UNITED by giving to the annual campaign, spreading the word about the positive impact United Way is making in our community and volunteering to make our community a better place for us all. We support numerous programs that enhance the lives of children.
For more information on how you can LIVE UNITED and help create a brighter future for those in need in our community, please call 772-464-5300, like us on Facebook or visit our website www.unitedwayslc.org.