FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
United Way of Northern BC Day of Caring® – Open Gate Community Garden
On July 21, 2018, United Way Northern BC (UWNBC) planned a “Day of Caring®” with Brookfield Renewable to help Robson Valley Support Society (RVSS) with the Open Gate Community Garden.
Through the generous help of volunteers from Brookfield Renewable, the Open Gate Community Garden received help making compost, hilling potatoes, painting a shed, mowing grass, weeding and creating some signage for individual garden plots. Through the commitment of United Way volunteers, people will have access to fresh vegetables later this year.
“The rain did not dampen the community spirit in McBride. The garden plays an essential role in the community and Brookfield is honored to have been a part of this important Day of Caring.” said Debbi Stanyer, Manager, Compliance and Licensing at Brookfield.
A Day of Caring® is a United Way initiative of mobilizing local businesses, organizations and corporations to assist local non-profits, or individuals with limited ability, to complete essential tasks or projects that otherwise the non-profit may not have the capacity to accomplish. United Way of Northern BC connects those in need with corporate volunteers by identifying needs of the community. It allows organizations to invest in their communities, promote volunteerism and promote teamwork within their organizations.
“It was wonderful to see such dedication from the volunteers that came out to help. Despite the rain, everyone was excited to get to work, which is reflective of the passion they have for the garden,” says Harvin Narayan, Brookfield staff.
United Way of Northern BC emphasizes that ‘Days of Caring’ initiative is essential to small non-profits that have limited resources and may struggle to complete projects. Organizations and corporations stepping up to help like this is truly an example of caring and being socially responsible. This aims to work towards one of United Way of Northern BC’s aim to building organizational capacity and ultimately stronger communities.
If businesses or agencies would like to request a Day of Caring® – please contact Michele Brooke
United Way Northern BC
T: 250-561-1040 x 103