United Way Day of Caring
Thursday, October 1, 2015
United Way of Bedford County held its annual "Day of Caring" on Sept. 17. In the morning, representatives of United Way participating companies went out to do volunteer work for local health and human service agencies. Then, those volunteers -- along with local dignitaries and supporters of the United Way program -- gathered for lunch at H.V. Griffin Park, where United Way presented its annual campaign awards.
Bedford County Department of Education received the Derryberry Award for the outstanding 2014-15 campaign by an employer with more than 100 employees, while Duck River Electric Mebmership Corp. received the Advocate Award for the outstanding 2014-15campaign by an employer with fewer than 100 employees. The awards are based on employee campaign excellence, corporate financial support and volunteerism within the community.
Kroger received the "Most Campaign Growth" award, while Jostens kept alive a long string of wins for "Best Campaign Kickoff Event."
United Way of Bedford County awards recipients and presenters included, from left, United Way board chair Scott Johnson accepting the "Most Campaign Growth" award on behalf of the local Shelbyville Kroger store; Sandy Townley accepting the "Best Campaign Kick-off Event" award for Jostens; Colleen Embry accepting the Derryberry Award for Bedford County Department of Education; Sally Redd accepting the Advocate Award for Duck River Electric Membership Corp.; and United Way 2014-15 campaign chair Marsha Howard.
Volunteers from First Community Bank worked with the Caregiver Relief Program.
Volunteers from Jostens worked at two different sites, Child Development Center and Senior Citizens Center.
Volunteers and other United Way supporters enjoyed an al fresco lunch at H.V. Griffin Park.
The volunteer sites served Thursday morning: Boys & Girls Club, volunteers from Atmos Energy; Haven of Hope, volunteers from Cooper Steel; Caregiver Relief Program, volunteers from First Community Bank; Child Development Center, volunteers from Jostens; Senior Citizens Center, volunteers from Jostens; and Great Strides Therapeutic Riding Program, volunteers from Walmart Distribution Center