On June 3rd, Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way saw another amazing group of volunteers come together to complete a project for the Canadian Mental Health Association. Under special circumstances, a group of 5 employees from ICBC Claims Centre in Kamloops took time away from their busy work schedules to remove a weeded plot of green space and rebuild it with care, compost and grass seed in an effort to create a relaxing, welcoming space for those who require the support services of the Emerald House. Despite the hot weather, the team worked hard to complete the project and didn’t slow down until lunch was served, and Doug Sage of CMHA took the opportunity to speak to them about the value of their donations and the ways they can help build a stronger community. It was a fantastic day of laughter, hard work and compassion, and a huge THANK YOU goes out to Shelly, Doug and Krista of the Canadian Mental Health Association as well as the volunteers from ICBC.
Day of Caring is an annual community initiative designed to foster a sense of caring through volunteerism. It is not a fund-raising event, but an opportunity for businesses and their employees to undertake worthwhile projects for non-profit organizations. To get involved, please contact your local United Way.