United Way employees fan out across tri-county to give back

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

WHO: More than two-thirds of all United Way for Southeastern Michigan employees will pitch in during the organization’s second annual all-staff volunteer project. United Way President and CEO Dr. Herman Gray and 129 employees will fan out across Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties volunteering at seven separate partner sites on a variety of projects including reading to children, cleaning up debris, and packaging food items.

According to the organization’s president and CEO, “It is important that the organization demonstrate ‘walking the walk’ with opportunities such as these, allowing United Way to be more visible in the communities it serves in real and tangible ways.”

WHAT: United Way for Southeastern Michigan tri-county all-staff volunteer effort

WHEN: Thursday, August 3, 2017


Development Centers – Northrup Center
19176 Northrop

9 – 9:30 a.m. (Outdoor beautification project – CEO present)

 Focus: HOPE
1200 Oakman Blvd., Building B

10 – 10:30 a.m. (Organizing food donations – CEO Present)

Read to a Child
4001 29th Street

10:50-11:30 a.m. (Book tagging and folder assembly – CEO Present)

Gleaners Warren (Food packaging)
24162 Mound Road

Furniture Bank (Painting)
333 N Perry St.

Vista Maria (Beautification projects)
20651 West Warren
Dearborn Heights (Limited access due to security restrictions)

HAVEN (Facilitating games and activities for children)
(Shelter address not sharable)


Media Contact:  Vickie Winn, Director of Public Relations, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, (313) 228-0893

Editor’s Note: Interview opportunities are available with Dr. Herman Gray of United Way for Southeastern Michigan and participating representatives at the seven volunteer locations.

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About United Way for Southeastern Michigan
United Way for Southeastern Michigan mobilizes the caring power of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways throughout the region. The organization is led by a diverse group of volunteers from business, labor, government, human services, education and the community. United Way provides opportunities to invest in the metropolitan Detroit community through volunteerism, advocacy, and its annual campaign. United Way is a leader in convening partners to achieve positive outcomes around education, economic prosperity and health. For more information visit www.UnitedWaySEM.org.