Last week an amazing group of volunteers from Hotel 540 spent their day at the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association (KTRA), lending a hand and sprucing up the grounds. the KTRA is a registered, non-profit charitable organization that has been providing therapeutic riding since 1988.
“KTRA is a place that has provided hundreds of children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to enhance their physical, psychological, social and recreational benefits through the use of horseback riding. It is only through continued sponsorship & their dedicated volunteers that they can continue providing these life-enhancing opportunities to the community.”
Hotel 540’s Day of Caring® consisted of creating garden beds along the front fence, they laid mesh, dispersed soil and set up a landscaping boarder. The team also tackled some weeds around the grounds and pruned some trees and large shrubbery. To top it all off the front fence at KTRA got a fresh new layer of paint. Huge thank you to the hard working Hotel 540 team for truly making a difference at the KTRA and in the lives of those who access this support.
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® proudly presented by Home Hardware Kamloops.
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.