WLOS ABC 13 selected Hands On Asheville-Buncombe as an October "competitor" in their Charity Challenge. Each month, three nonprofits are selected and highlighted during Monday morning segments on the Asheville station. Though we didn't receive the big prize, Enka Middle Community School and Day of Caring got some great air time.
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Volunteers make a tremendous difference in Asheville and Buncombe County. Last year, nearly 3,000 people volunteered a combined total of 22,000 hours through Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, the volunteer center of United Way. That’s over 916 days and nights of volunteer hours!
Our community rocks and one big reason is people give back in all kinds of ways, all the time. If your nonprofit or school relies on a great person to accomplish your mission, it is time to make sure they get the recognition they deserve!
by David Presley
A to the record 323 individuals, groups and families celebrating “A Day On, Not a Day Off” in honor of Dr. King and his vision for a community united in service to one another. This partnership with Land of Sky Regional Council’s Senior Corps Program and United Way’s Hands On Asheville-Buncombe organized this inter-generational day of service, expecting 200 volunteers, but a record-shattering 323 people came together. The volunteer efforts resulted in amazing support for local non profits: