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United Way of Webster Dudley Day of Caring
September 17, 2015

On Thursday September 17, 2015 the United Way of Webster Dudley sponsored it’s sixth annual Day of Caring.

The event was hosted by MAPFRE Insurance and began from their Gore Road Campus. Cathleen M. Moynihan, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Corporate Communications stated, “MAPFRE is committed to giving back to the community. We’re pleased to support our employees in collaborating with the United Way of Webster Dudley on this Day of Caring. Many of the MAPFRE employees look forward to the United Way Day of Caring and love the fact that their hard work has a tangible impact in our local area. Within minutes of asking for volunteers, we get a tremendous response and after they have spent the day working on great projects, we hear what a wonderful experience it was.”

Janet Scheffler, Executive Director of the United Way of Webster Dudley also expressed gratitude to all the volunteers and said “This is a great day, we’re all so excited, thank you all so much for joining us and helping to make our community a better place”.

Over 120 volunteers donned red Day of Caring T-Shirts provided by MAPFRE Insurance, checked in for their assignments, grabbed their coffee and donuts provided by Dunkin Donuts, water bottles, rubber gloves and trash bags, paint, roller, brushes, and 70 mums for planting and headed out into the community to get to work. And work they did! “I am thrilled about the number of local volunteers who have signed up to participate in this wonderful event and the community will certainly benefit from the projects we have planned. Everyone gives 110% effort and what we collectively accomplish is incredible noted UW Board Chairman Tami Germain. Volunteers from Gentex Optics, Hometown Bank, Webster Five Cents Savings Bank, Webster First Federal Credit Union, United Parcel Service, and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Regional Resource Center were also on hand ready to work.

United Way partner agency projects included collating educational materials in preparation of domestic violence month for New Hope: a local agency helping end family violence. Also planting and yard work at New Beginnings: a residential group home here in Webster, a division of The Bridge and UWWD partner.

Additional projects in Webster included painting at Webster Dudley Food Share. Clean-up and painting at the Slater Street Skateboard Park. Yard work, clean-up and painting at the Veterans Home Major weeding and general landscaping took place at the Webster Middle School and the Bartlett High School Campus entrances. They called themselves the weeding warriors.

Out in Dudley over at Dudley Elementary School volunteers washed the exterior windows, and did weeding, trimming and landscaping too! The volunteers there were thanked with Thank You sign posted in the windows and made by the students. The Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library in Dudley a team of eighteen including library Director Karen Wall” trimmed, weeded and planted making the beautiful space fresh and weed free once more. And volunteers weeded, planted and cleaned up around the entrances to Dudley Town Hall, Dudley Police Station and the Dudley Veterans Court of Honor.

Up on the campus at Shepherd Hill High School 8 brave volunteers tackled painting the Concession Stand inside & out.  Facilities Director Gerry Millette noted that it would have taken one of his staff four or five days to complete the painting task and “they were extremely grateful for the help.” It was the perfect finish for the grand re-opening celebration of the new Carmignani Memorial Field.

 Way of Webster Dudley Day of Caring
September 12, 2014

On Friday September 12, 2014 the United Way of Webster Dudley sponsored it’s fifth annual Day of Caring.

The event was hosted by MAPFRE |Commerce Insurance and began from their Gore Road Campus. Linda Johnson, Manager Corporate Internal Communications welcomed the group and expressed her sincere thanks. “MAPFRE is committed to giving back to the community. We’re pleased to support our employees in collaborating with the United Way of Webster Dudley on this Day of Caring. Many of the MAPFRE employees look forward to the United Way Day of Caring and love the fact that their hard work makes life just a little bit better for those in our local area. Within minutes of asking for volunteers, we get a tremendous response and after they have spent the day working on great projects, we hear what a wonderful experience it was.

Janet Scheffler, Executive Director of the United Way of Webster Dudley also expressed gratitude to all the volunteers and said “This is a great day, we’re all so excited, thank you all so much for joining us and helping to make our community a better place”.

Over 125 volunteers, many from MAPFRE|Commerce Insurance donned gray Day of Caring T-Shirts provided by the MAPFRE Company, checked in for their assignments, grabbed their coffee and donuts provide by Dunkin Donuts, water bottles, rubber gloves and trash bags, paint, roller, brushes, and 70 mums for planting and headed out into the community to get to work. And work they did! “I am thrilled about the number of local volunteers who have signed up to participate in this wonderful event and the community will certainly benefit from the projects we have planned. Everyone gives 110% effort and what we collectively accomplish is incredible noted UW President Brian Ravenelle. Volunteers from Gentex Optics in Dudley, Hometown Bank, Webster Five Cents Savings Bank, Webster First Federal Credit Union, UPS and Harrington at Hubbard Hospital were also on hand ready to work.

United Way partner agency projects included collating educational materials in preparation of domestic violence month for New Hope: a local agency helping end family violence. Also planting and yard work at New Beginnings: a residential group home here in Webster, a division of The Bridge and UWWD partner.

Additional projects included yard work, painting and landscaping at the Webster Senior Center. Yard work, clean-up and painting at the Veterans Home in Webster. Major weeding and general landscaping took place at the Webster Middle School and the Bartlett High School Campus entrances. They called themselves the weeding warriors. The volunteers there were thanked with Thank You sign posted in the windows and made by the students. And seven set of bleachers and the equipment shed at the Webster Little League field were painted!

Out in Dudley over at Dudley Elementary School volunteers washed the exterior windows, painted the school foundation and did weeding, trimming and landscaping too! The Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library in Dudley “team of ten” trimmed, weeded and planted making the new space fresh and weed free once more.

Up on the campus at Shepherd Hill High School 8 brave volunteers tackled painting a three story stairwell. Facilities Director Gerry Millette noted that it would have taken one of his staff 40 hours to complete the 9 gallons of paint task and “they were extremely grateful for the help.”

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United Way Hosts 6th Annual Jazz Brunch

The 6th annual United Way of Webster Dudley Jazz Brunch was another big success. Over 130 guests attended the event and enjoyed great food, wonderful music and a chance to win over fifty fabulous prizes donated by local businesses and friends of the United Way. Thanks to everyone who helped make the day special! 

Sunday October 18, was the date Point Breeze Restaurant the place and fun was the outcome.




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