United Way of Martin County honors senior volunteers at a drive-through event

The sun shone brightly as United Way of Martin County honored over 120 senior volunteers during a drive-through recognition event – the first of its kind for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers in Martin County. This unique event, sponsored by Amicus and Humana of Stuart, celebrated the impact of volunteers age 55 and older who contributed 63,880 hours of donated time in 2019, saving local nonprofit agencies $1,624,468.

“Now more than ever, we want to thank our volunteers for their time, commitment and compassion and for making service to their community a priority despite obstacles,” said United Way of Martin County RSVP Director Kathleen Stacey.

Music filled the air as volunteers drove slowly through the event path and were greeted from a distance by representatives from the Stuart Police Department, Florida Oceanographic Society, Molly's House, Humana, Amicus, and United Way of Martin County. Volunteers were showered with gifts, including buffs, masks, sanitizer, wipes, chocolate, free passes, volunteer opportunities, shirts, and prepackaged ice cream from Culver's.

“It isn't often we have ice cream in the middle of the day," said volunteer Charlie Beagan. “We appreciated the recognition.” RSVP is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and is administered locally by United Way of Martin County. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayMartin.org.

About United Way of Martin County United Way of Martin County's mission is to lift the community and change lives together through the collective power of advancing the common good. Since 1972, the United Way has been working to create long-term social change and provide support to Martin County residents by investing in programs that strive to: enhance healthy living, improve education, and support financial stability. For more information about United Way of Martin County visit www.unitedwaymartin.org.