More than 1,100 take part in Y-12’s annual Day of Volunteering
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 1:24pm
Employees, family and friends of the Y-12 National Security Complex fanned out across the region recently to help nonprofit agencies in a variety of ways – painting, landscaping, building and repairing, stocking food and school supplies, and much more.
With more than 1,100 participants – including employees, their family members and other volunteers recruited by Y-12 employees – working some 60 projects, this year marks the largest turnout in the ten years of the program.
The work took place primarily over the weekend, with some projects scheduled on other dates, and all of the projects benefit local individuals and organizations due to the generosity and dedication of the volunteers.
Projects this year included making quilts for NHC Health Care, loading boxes of food at the Valley View Mobile Pantry and at Second Harvest, painting rooms at the Scarboro Learning Center, building a sidewalk at Lenoir City’s North Middle School, and washing dogs for the Shelter Animals Rescue Group.