On June 27th and 28th, 2017 Interior Savings Kamloops participated in a phenomenal Day of Caring® at Interior Community Services‘ newest building in Kamloops. The former Mt. Paul United Church has now been dedicated as a food and community centre.
The new centre, hosted by Interior Community Services, has many different community groups and food services using the space. The building was in need of repair and maintenance to refresh it and make it more welcoming. It was also, “great to see everything getting to be at the point of which the property could be easily and regularly maintained,” said an ICS volunteer.
Both teams got right down to business each day and completed numerous tasks that included painting window frames, doors, picnic tables, a planter box, shed shutters, and the new plant cleaning station. In addition to all of that, the volunteers cleaned out the pantry rooms on the stage and moved it all along with fridges and freezers to the church basement. They then moved an incredible amount of canning items and other storage items that could be stored downstairs as well. The teams moved and laid down gravel, concrete slabs, and cedar borders in the community garden and then weeded the entire garden for Interior Community Services.
“You have all accomplished everything in two days that would have taken us the entire summer to catch up on. We couldn’t be more thankful,” said Dawn Christie, the Director of the ICS Food Centre.
Way to go Interior Savings, you’ve made a huge impact in your community!
With nearly 700 volunteers putting in over 3450 volunteer hours in less than three years, a lot of work, learning, and connecting is getting done at United Way Days of Caring®
The idea is simple. An organization has a project that has been sitting on the backburner like a new fence or a space painted, and a local business has a team of eager volunteers ready to get the job done. But it’s not just about the fence. It’s about building a sense of caring through volunteerism and connecting people with different skills, knowledge, and backgrounds. It’s about team-building and having the chance to learn about the programs available in our community that United Way supports.
Ready to roll up your sleeves and give back to your community? Sign up for a Day of Caring by CLICKING HERE.