Nonprofit organizations to benefit from Day of Caring
Sept. 11th is an important date in many ways for the Lowcountry, but
particularly for MUSC employees who take part in Trident United Way’s
10th annual Day of Caring.
Day of Caring is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11. Last year, 150 people
worked on 14 projects helping non-profit organizations in the
Charleston area. Among their projects were working in a soup kitchen,
digging a garden, and building handicap rails in a senior center.
Day of Caring in the Lowcountry is the largest in the nation, with more
participants than all the Day of Caring events in the rest of South
Carolina combined. Last year 5,500 participants pitched in on 280
“Trident United Way’s Day of Caring was an opportunity for my
colleagues and I to reach out and make a difference in the community we
serve,” said Megan Fink, MUSC public information specialist, who's team
built a garden with EarthForce. “It was great fun to join other local
organizations and get our hands dirty for a noble cause.”
Every department is welcome to send a team of volunteers to participate
in this extraordinary day of service and fun. To sign up your
department, simply visit Trident United Way’s Web site at http://www.tuw.org.
Departments participating last year were: Development, Human Resources,
College of Nursing, Department of Medicine, Division of Finance,
Engineering and Facilities Division, Public Relations, and College of
Earlier this year, President Barack Obama proclaimed Sept. 11 as a
national day of service and remembrance. Trident United Way’s Day of
Caring has involved more than 30,000 people and $8 million in labor and
supplies since MUSC President Ray Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., chaired the
event on Sept. 11, 2001.
For information or to volunteer, call 792-1973 or visit http://www.tuw.org.
Friday, Aug. 14, 2009