More than 75 WVU Medicine Employees Volunteer at Seven Local Project Sites
WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center partnered with the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley as the sponsor of the seventh annual Day of Action on Wednesday, June 21. The United Way Day of Action is a daylong service event that allows individuals and groups to give back and make a difference, while empowering volunteers to build stronger communities.
“We are so proud that WVU Medicine Camden Clark once again chose to sponsor Day of Action,” said United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley Executive Director, Stacy DeCicco. “This is the largest day of action events that we have ever launched. The partnership with Camden Clark allows us to continue to grow this capacity and broaden our collective impact as we will also add a 7th WVU Medicine team this year from Jackson General Hospital. The difference that will be made throughout our community on this day will be difficult to fully describe. The impact will reach far and wide and could not continue at this level if we didn’t have phenomenal community partners walking alongside us in these efforts.”
Nearly 350 volunteers from area workplaces, organizations and civic groups rallied together on the Day of Action to support local United Way funded agencies through service projects taking place throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. The day of volunteerism began with a kickoff breakfast hosted by Camden Clark where participants gathered prior to completing service projects.
In addition to the United Way Day of Action sponsorship, Camden Clark contributed nearly 60 volunteers to participate in projects at locations including the Belpre Civitan Park, the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County, Southwood Park, the Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home, Wood County 4-H Camp and Wood County Society. WVU Medicine Jackson General Hospital also provided a team of volunteers at a service project at Whiting Park in Ripley.
The Day of Action is an annual event championed internationally by United Way organizations, which mobilizes the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in communities across the globe. The Day of Action provides opportunities for volunteers of all ages to join together to create positive change for themselves, their families and their communities on the longest day of the year, providing the most daylight hours to serve others.
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