25 Acts of Kindness

25 Acts of Kindness

WWVREMC employees Alyssa Brandes and Randy Ballinger (standing)
pose with residents of the Brookville Health Care facility.

 

As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, WWVREMC employees and directors initiated a special 25 Acts of Kindness program in 2019.  We reached out to old friends and partners to work on projects. We formed new friendships and partnerships all while working towards a common purpose; extending an extra helping hand to the communities we serve.

Here is the list of acts performed during the year.

Employee food drive - Items were delivered to the Blessing Boxes in Connersville

Hygiene packs to the homeless - Items donated to fill 100 backpacks and handed out to the homeless in the WWVREMC service territory

Union County Head Start - Made Valentine’s Day cards with students

Partnered with Synergistic Solutions, LLC - Donated 65 books to Union County Head Start

Union County Youth Baseball park - Employees repaired lights at the ballfields

Blessing Box in Liberty - Food and miscellaneous items were delivered in March

Past due school lunch accounts - Employee and director donations and money from the Shedding Light on Hunger fund were used to pay a portion of, or all outstanding lunch fees for seniors at eight local high schools

Union County Head Start - Employees read to students

Connersville Babe Ruth Ball Field - Employees repaired lights at the ballfields

Union County Library - Donation made to the library to assist with food expenses for children attending their summer programs

Bike for Kids Cancer - WWVREMC employees joined together to raise money for the program

Blessing Boxes in Connersville - Food and miscellaneous items were delivered in July

Junior Achievement - WWVREMC donated a shelf to the organization

The Feeding Western Wayne Organization - WWVREMC made a monetary donation to help pay their utility bill to offset refrigeration & freezer cost of storing food

WWVREMC held its annual Shedding Light on Hunger (SLOH) Charity Golf Tournament – employees, vendors and the community joined together to raise money for the SLOH program

Sponsor a Lunch Bag Project - 75 lunch bags filled with food were delivered to local students just in time for the school year

Union County Public Library “Loads of Love” laundry project - WWVREMC employees donated laundry supplies

The Feeding Western Wayne Organization - WWVREMC donated the food needed for all September meals provided to local individuals and families

Community Day – September – WWVREMC partnered with Jay County REMC on a project at the Randolph County Historical Society

Community Day – October - WWVREMC partnered with RushShelby Energy on projects at Robert’s Park in Connersville

Brookville Healthcare Facility - WWVREMC employees and family members made fleece tie blankets that were then delivered to all residents of the facility

The Journey Home - Goodie bags for each resident were delivered to the residents of the home filled with personal hygiene items, household supplies, and sweet treats purchased and baked by WWVREMC employees and directors

Hat, Mitten & Scarf Drive - Linemen’s bucket was filled with these items and then distributed to those in need

Liberty Acres Rescue Animal Shelter - Items were collected from employees and delivered to the shelter

Capital Credits Refund - The board of directors approved a special retirement of 100% of the most recent capital credits from 2018

CEO Thomas delivers a check to Union Township School
to pay off senior past due lunch fees
WWVREMC employees pose with residents
of The Journe Home in Winchester.

 

 

Delivering supplies to the Feeding Western Wayne
Organization for September meals.  Pictured here is
Marti Powell, Feeding Western Wayne Organizer and
Mike Waltz, COO, WWVREMC.

 

75 lunch bags are filled and ready for delivery to
local students thanks to many generous sponsors!
Pictured here is Sandy Cason, Director of Member Services 
& Corporate Relations and Alyssa Brandes, MSR, WWVREMC.

 

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