2012 Press Release: Growing Number of Volunteers Mobilize for United Way’s Day of Action

For Immediate Release: October 3, 2012

SPRINGFIELD – United Way of Central Illinois
will mobilize close to 300 people in our community to participate in Day of Action. In its third year, United Way’s community-wide day of service continues to grow as more individuals have registered to volunteer than ever before. Participants will work on projects at social service agencies throughout Springfield this Friday, October 5th, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Day of Action is held in the spring and fall, giving individuals and groups the opportunity to complete community service projects. Last April, over 200 volunteers participated contributing over 800 hours of service. Volunteers already committed to this year’s event come from 21 from local companies, organizations and schools including:

American General Life Companies Illinois National Bank
AT&T Illinois State University
Bunn-O-Matic Corporation Mass Mutual Financial Group
City of Springfield Panhandle Eastern Pipeline
Express Employment Professionals Scheels
H.D. Smith Security Bank
Hanson Professional Services Town and Country Bank
Horace Mann Companies Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Illini Bank Westpoint Financial Group
Illinois Bankers Association


Projects include such activities as cleaning, landscaping, painting, sorting clothes, packing and moving furniture at 17 local nonprofit organizations. Each activity will help these organizations that struggle to address the growing need in our community.