The spirit of caring and pitching in to help is what makes our communities strong in WNC.
With April 18th – 24th being National Volunteer Week, we want to thank the 70+ communities across WNC who gather the hearts, minds, and hands of their neighbors to overcome problems and create connection, vitality, and well-being.
As a case in point, this morning, Ox Creek Community Club had 20 volunteers pick up 32 bags of litter as well as a toilet, a front bumper assembly from a car, and fencing. Everyone was happy to get out of the house, see each other again, and engage in a project to improve their neighborhoods. The organizers were thrilled with the turnout and said, “We all take pride in our wonderful community. If you ever see any litter, just pick it up and help keep things beautiful.”
This is just one example of the many projects happening across WNC to care for the environment, improve access to health, preserve cultural heritage, create social opportunities, increase economic development, and build capacity for a sustainable future. Thank you to all our community volunteers who make it all happen!