United Way of Lincoln County will be holding its annual Day of Action this Thursday, August 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Community Center and the Hesed House of Hope. This year will feature two projects, as indicated by the two locations: community gardening in the Oaklawn Nature Trail and landscaping at the Hesed House.
“Our United Way Day of Action is an invitation for people and organizations to join forces and be part of solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives,” said United Way of Lincoln County Executive Director Kathy Vinzant. “We’ve hosted the Day of Action for over a decade now.”
The community garden is something that United Way of Lincoln County has envisioned for a while, especially focusing on the community aspect of it. “One of our goals for the community garden is to teach kids about where food comes from and how it is grown,” Vinzant said. “Community gardens provide adults with an opportunity to meet and learn about neighbors who come from different backgrounds, including people of different ages, races, cultures, and social classes.”
This event is made possible by sponsors such as Atrium Health, Lowe’s Home Improvement of Lincolnton, Duke Energy, Lincoln County Master Gardeners, Lincoln County Government, NC Cooperative Extension, Mid-Atlantic Erosion Control, Inc., Earth Farm Organics, City of Lincolnton, Denver Plumbing, APTAR, and Midstate Contractors. 25 other businesses and organizations are co-sponsoring, as well, which Vinzant said made this a “truly community-wide collaboration.”
Volunteers can sign up through the United Way of Lincoln County website hyperlinked here. Throughout the day, lunch, water, and snacks will be provided. Volunteers are still needed to help with the two projects.
“We are blessed in Lincoln County to have businesses, organizations and individuals passionate about serving others and improving lives,” Vinzant said. “In this one project-packed day, we hope to have 100 volunteers come together from all over Lincoln County to show support for the Oaklawn Community and Hesed House of Hope.”
Melissa Cordell is an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Political Science and Women’s & Gender Studies and is the Staff Reporter to L Town Radio. To email Melissa with a story idea or news tip email at email@example.com