Monday, June 27th was Wellspring’s inaugural Volunteer Day – and we could not possibly be more grateful for all of the hard work put in by our MANY volunteers who joined us! Nearly 100 individuals came out to support Wellspring and our event partner, CAPTAIN Community Human Services.
Teams from MVP, the Ayco Company, Brookside Nursery (who also designed our healing garden and supplied our plants and flowers!), and members of the community all volunteered their time to spend the day working on a variety of hands-on tasks to enhance Wellspring’s new space and benefit CAPTAIN’s initiatives.
Volunteers worked outside to plant flowers and herbs in Wellspring’s healing garden, a brand-new space for clients, staff, and the community to find peace; assembled shelving and furniture; organized materials for community engagement projects; and painted rocks with colorful, inspiring messages of hope and positivity for garden visitors.
The day was busy, but our volunteers were energized and efficient, tackling task after task with smiles and excitement. As the day came to a close, groups were led on guided tours throughout Wellspring’s building, learning how their work will aid Wellspring in our mission to engage the community to support survivors and end relationship abuse.
“Wellspring is so grateful to everyone who helped make our first hands-on volunteer day a success! We know that the only way to end relationship abuse is to work together to create safe spaces for clients to heal and launch community initiatives that raise awareness about our mission. Monday’s volunteer day was evidence of exactly that and we couldn’t be more humbled by the outpouring of support,” said Stevie Fellows, Wellspring’s Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement.
Thank you again to MVP, the Ayco Company, Brookside Nursery, Wellspring staff, and all of our community members who contributed their time, talents, and energy yesterday to make our very first Volunteer Day a success!
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