Volunteers support Texas Panhandle nonprofits at United Way’s Day of Caring event
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) – United Way Day of Caring volunteers completed more than 10 projects today benefiting nonprofit groups in Amarillo and Canyon.
Volunteers performed tasks like painting walls, cleaning outdoor areas, and arranging clothes at places like the Downtown Women’s Center and the Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center.
Katie Noffsker, Executive Director of United Way of Amarillo and Canyon, describes the importance of this one-day event.
“We see hundreds of local associations coming together, this is the essence of what it means to live together. They come together, and little by little, hand in hand, we can accomplish something great for our community in one day, and it will benefit people for years to come, ”said Noffsker.
This is the first time they’ve taken part in the event since the onset of COVID, but they’ve always received support from groups like West Texas A&M and the Randall County Sheriff’s Department.
Amarillo College and Xcel Energy have partnered with United Way to host this event by building, cleaning and organizing spaces for nonprofits to better serve others.
“There is an advantage for those who receive services. It is an affirmation of their dignity to know that they are receiving service in a warm and welcoming place. The staff at these local nonprofits are already doing this, but damn it, if we could make their facilities a little nicer, cleaner and more cheerful, we’re happy to do it, ”Noffsker said.
Copyright 2021 KFDA. All rights reserved.