Friday November 30th was our first ever Holsten Center Day of Caring. Normally when we do a "Day of Caring" we focus on our partner agencies and create projects to improve their grounds and facilities. While it is very important to us that we continue to take care of our partner agencies and the community it became clear that the Holsten Center needed some major TLC. For those of you who do not know the Holsten Center is home to not only United Way of Kershaw County but also DSS, Medicaid, the Community Medical Clinic, Food for the Soul, First Steps, Habitat, Mental Health of America, and Christian Community Ministries. It was important to the staff here at UWKC to improve this space that we all come to every day. With the Day of Caring being in the middle of the Holiday season we knew that finding volunteers would be a challenging task. Nevertheless we persevered and we actually had an awesome volunteer turn out! Our volunteers worked tirelessly cleaning up, painting, and building for us. The kindness did not stop there because quite a few local companies donated supplies and their time to help make this day possible. We would like to thank our volunteers Will and Tracie Rice, Billy Tention, Debbie Massalon, Julie Trott, Dale Sheheen, Grainger Kornegay, Phillip Gerald, Don Spivey, Marion Bennett, Mason Cordner, Connor Hart, and Michael Manning and students! As for the donation of services and time we want to also thank Paul Rizzo and employees of Target Distribution Center, Lowes, Jody Steven's of JB Stevens Construction Company, Matt Pullin of Luckstone, Kenny Richardson of Wateree Irrigation, Liz Gilland from City of Camden, Mark Mohr from No Mohr Fire Ants, David Joseph of David Joseph Landscaping, Francois Truesdale of Truesdale Farms, and Mike Conley from Kershaw County Maintenance!
Author: Kayla Teran