On a beautiful sunny afternoon at Indian Riverside Park, more than 55 senior volunteers from the United Way of Martin County AmeriCorps Seniors program came together to celebrate their service to the community. The volunteers in attendance represented 20 different nonprofit agencies, all working toward the betterment of Martin County.
Volunteers were honored for their incredible contribution, with a total value of $2,035,441 in donated service in 2022. The value of their work brought a big round of applause from all. Volunteer positions included exhibit guides, tutoring, tax preparation, neighborhood watch programs, food and clothing distribution, thrift stores, hospital assistance, and even holiday programs. Without the tireless work of these AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers, these social service programs would not be possible.
During the celebration, awards were given to 16 volunteers for five years of service, 11 volunteers for 10 years of service, four volunteers for 15 years of service, and one volunteer for an impressive 20 years of service. These volunteers were recognized for their dedication and commitment to the community.
The event was concluded with a special delight, as volunteers were treated to ice cream from Culver's Restaurant - the perfect end to a fantastic celebration of service and volunteerism.
The AmeriCorps Seniors program is dedicated to improving the lives of residents and supporting local nonprofits through volunteer service. This event was a true testament to the importance and impact of their work.
For more information about the AmeriCorps Seniors program and volunteer opportunities, please visit www.UnitedWayMartin.org.
About United Way of Martin County
United Way of Martin County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Since 1972, the United Way has been working to create long-term social change and support Martin County residents by investing in programs that strive to: enhance healthy living, improve education, and support financial stability.