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VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH

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VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH: September, 2019

Melissa Rodriguez and Sarah Moore, Shiloh Church Tornado Resource Center

Shiloh Church and beyond!

Melissa Rodriguez and Sarah Moore LIVE UNITED by “help families with special needs navigate the tornado recovery process!” United Way’s Volunteer Connection is proud to recognize them as Community Volunteers of the Month for August.

Melissa Rodriguez, a native Californian and retired air force member, and Sarah Moore (who had just moved back to the area earlier this year) saw major damage in the area immediately after the Memorial Day storms and saw that the Shiloh Church, which was close to damaged areas, was active in recovery. “The first time I met Melissa she was giving out grills in the rain!” says Sarah. Familiar with grassroots efforts, the women joined with other volunteers in immediate storm relief such as assembling home kits. As it became apparent that many of the clients they were working with no longer had homes, their work shifted to assistance with the navigation of systems such as FEMA and non-profits, on behalf of those they have come to know.

Lifelong volunteers, they believe that in a “volunteer economy, with non-monetary incentives – you have to find the thing that gets you going!” Sarah is also involved with Junior League, while Melissa has been active in several types of social justice work. They have both put in countless hours in their current mission.

Pastor Jay McMillen of Shiloh Church says that the storm efforts have been “a true journey of grace and love, being extended to those who have faced the ultimate in trials and tribulations. We are all humbled to do what we can.”

United Way’s Volunteer Connection is proud to salute Melissa Rodriguez and Sarah Moore as Volunteers of the Month for September, 2019.

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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

mobilize hundreds of people to help their community.

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.