The United Way of Berks County launched their annual Day of Caring Campaign Tuesday with a kickoff event FirstEnergy Stadium with over 264 volunteers. Campaign Co-Chairs, Dick and Angela Ehst, announced the campaign goal of 10.5 million.
During the event at the stadium, Anthony Orozco, Berks County Poet Laurete, shared a poem crafted specifically to celebrate Berks County’s community spirit.
Following Kickoff, the organization’s annual Day of Caring event took place with 21 local projects, the largest single-day volunteer event in Berks County. The event connects company employee teams and volunteers with local nonprofits on a variety of volunteer projects.
Watch the kickoff campaign event: https://fb.watch/81fW5eOUGn/
Activities include gardening and painting projects, helping at food pantries and serving meals at area shelters, as well as fall maintenance and camp clean-up projects.
“Berks Countians share incredible support and care for their fellow citizens and most vulnerable neighbors” said Tammy White, President of United Way of Berks County. “We know there is more work to be done as the community recovers from the challenges presented by the pandemic, and United Way’s annual campaign provides stability for crucial programs and services. It’s only by working together that we can make sure families have a stable place to live, food to eat and have support in place during these challenging times.”