Workforce Volunteers Support Community Through COVID

We are incredibly grateful to live in a community with so many organizations who rise to meet the challenges we face, knowing that together we are stronger and united are are most resilient. The continued threat of COVID has created quite a heavy lift of obstacles for us all, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

Meet a few Companies who Volunteered Their Time in Community



Eaton Corporation Employees Volunteer Time + Funds to Create Over 700 Snack Packs for Students

In response to our Hands On Asheville-Buncombe volunteer center's ongoing call to the community to help 'Build-A-Kit' made of school supplies, personal care items, or food supplies, long-time volunteers at Eaton Corporation purchased supplies and organized their team to create over 700 kits for students.These snack packs are sent home with students as additional food supplies while away from school.

Teresa Taylor of Eaton says, "It's such a good feeling to know that you're able to make a difference, knowing this will provide weekend snacks for underserved students in our area. We're thankful to our management for encouraging these types of events and to our Quality Team for purchasing the items and organizing everything for us."

Thank you Eaton Corporation for so generously sharing your time and care in our community.



FASTSIGNS of Asheville Donated 1,500 Face Masks

Last April, Just after COVID-19 reached the N.C. mountains, FASTSIGNS of Asheville donated 1,500 face masks to the Buncombe County COVID-19 Task Force through our organization as we gathered donations to support those serving the community on the front lines. Owner Rick Davenport shared that when he found out that he had access to a source for masks, he knew he wanted to secure them for our community in any way that he could. Thank you FASTSIGNS for this incredible offering and expression of what it means to Live United.



NAMI of WNC Creates Care Kits for Students

When the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western North Carolina reached out to our volunteer center to find meaningful ways to bring community projects to the residents of local care homes we knew just what to do. With our Community School Coordinators working with teachers, students, and families to help meet their mental, emotional, and basic care needs, we knew that students were seeking personal hygiene items at home.

Our team created a personal care kit project that could easily be put together by a community partner to help provide easily deliverable/curbside pickup bags for students to have access to personal care items. NAMI of WNC thought this would be a great way for residents living with disabilities bound to their adult care homes to dig in and be part of the community while remaining safe during the threat of COVID.

Thank you NAMI of WNC + to all of the incredible volunteers who came together to support our students.

Is Your Team Interested in Volunteering Together?

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