June 21 is national United Way Day of Action. It is the day we stand up for ourselves, our friends, our families and our community to pledge to change the course of our future. To honor this year’s Day of Action, United Way of SW Missouri & SE Kansas volunteers participated in various activities throughout the region, ranging from packing emergency food supplies to spending time with children in crisis care to working at Boy & Girl Scout camps in the region. Images below are from the June 21 volunteer projects.
Volunteers from University Bank package emergency food supplies for Wesley House in Pittsburg.
General Mills representatives worked with local Boy Scouts in SW Missouri, helping with activities at their camp.
Thanks to the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way agencies received baby items, including clothing, diapers, and formula for some of our youngest in need.
Commerce Bank volunteers threw a carnival for children who attend classes at Cerebral Palsy of Tri-County, helping some of our youngest in need have a day away from chronic medical disabilities and illness.
Volunteers from Southwest Missouri Bank are shown with Children's Haven of SW Missouri staff as they prepare and serve lunch to the children housed here.