“OPERATION UNITED” – United Way of the Lakeshore’s 2017 Day of Caring

“OPERATION UNITED” DAY OF CARING TO HELP MUSKEGON COUNTY VETERANS: Launch Fundraising Campaign to Meet Human Service Needs

(MUSKEGON, MI) – As United Way of the Lakeshore staff prepare for “OPERATION UNITED” — the 2017 Day of Caring, volunteers are organizing tasks and duties aimed to refresh the yards and exteriors at fifteen local veteran homes. The veteran families are considered ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed), meaning they struggle in meeting their basic needs. OPERATION UNITED Day of Caring also serves as the official launch of the United Way of the Lakeshore’s fundraising campaign, which over the past decade has raised more than $30 million from individuals. This funding has helped to leverage an additional $10 million in local dollars to invest in the human service needs of area children and families. To Volunteer, please go to www.unitedwaylakeshore.org/volunteer or call Stephanie Stewart at (231)332-4006.

DATE & TIME: Friday, September 8, 2017

8:00 am – Breakfast/Registration
8:30 am – Day of Caring Kick-off
9:00 am – Travel to Project Sites
12:45 pm – Return for Lunch Celebration
1:30 pm – Group Photo–Traveling Trophies
1:45 – 4:00 pm – Continued Service Projects

LOCATION: USS LST 393 – 560 Mart Street, Muskegon, MI 49442

• Approximately 300 volunteers from across Muskegon County through local government, schools, business, manufacturing, churches, hospitals, neighborhoods, nonprofit organizations, and more!
• 15 Veterans/Military members have agreed to host caring teams to address a project at their home.
• 20-30 team leaders have been trained to lead work at each site with knowledge and skills to complete the necessary tasks.
• Other service projects include: Landscaping and bridge repair at United Way of the Lakeshore, packing in-home energy saving kits from DTE Energy and repacking school supplies for ‘Kits for Classrooms’.