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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

Volunteer Nominee

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: August, 2018

Terri Wehrley-Pyles

Americorps VISTA, Hall Hunger Initiative

Terri Wehrley-Pyles LIVES UNITED by “using connections to open opportunities” as she engages the community on hunger-related issues as an Americorps VISTA with the Hall Hunger Initiative. United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Terri as our Community Volunteer of the Month.

From Darke County, Terri has lived in Montgomery and Greene counties, moving back to Darke County to care for her parents.  She has an “amazing” son who is spending his summer lifeguarding.  Terri first got involved with United Way when she was a social worker; she did not know when she applied as an Americorps VISTA  that her assignment would be Hall Hunger Initiative (HHI), working on food security efforts in the area, but she has loved the work.  And she has long volunteered: “It’s always been something – 4H, camp, church, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, pantries, parks…”

Terri says of the work: “When we go to a mass food distribution, it’s an opportunity to engage with people,  and I walk away with a serving high!”  She also enjoys meeting with agencies and organizations and “turning ideas into action.” She remains engaged with hunger-related causes and looks forward to using the knowledge she’s acquired with HHI to help in Darke County.

HHI manager Etana Jacobi says “Terri’s passion and commitment to service are palpable in all that she does.  HHI is deeply grateful for her dedication and service to our community through the Americorps VISTA program.”

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Terri Wehrley-Pyles as our Community Volunteer of the Month for August, 2018.

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YEARLY VOLUNTEER DAYS OF SERVICE

United Way of Greater Dayton organizes a number of events every year to help motivate volunteerism and

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United Way's Day of Action

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United Way's Day of Action

United Days of Action is an annual day of volunteerism mobilizing hundreds of local volunteers to complete community service projects throughout Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties.

Join Hands Miami Valley

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Join Hands Miami Valley

This event serves as the Miami Valley’s celebration of Make a Difference Day, a national day of engaging members of the community in volunteer and service efforts.

MartinLuther King Jr. Day

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MartinLuther King Jr. Day

The event’s goal is to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community”.

Global Youth Service Day

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Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrate and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service learning.

9/11 National Day of Service

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9/11 National Day of Service

The day’s goal is to encourage all Americans and others to voluntarily support charitable cause, perform good deeds and engage in other service activities in observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.