Michele’s Volunteer View: Volunteer Day Recap from DRI2019!

Volunteer Day at DRI2019 in Las Vegas was a huge success!  It’s really amazing to see what a close-knit group of Certified Professionals can accomplish in just a few hours. The DRI Foundation had 40 dedicated Volunteers working hard in the community and the best part of the day was that we had a lot of fun doing it! 

This year we worked at Veterans Village, a transitional housing facility for United States Veterans which also offers crisis intervention services for its residents. Here are some of the highlights from this year’s event:

  • February 16, 2019 was proclaimed DRI Foundation Day in the city of Las Vegas by Mayor Carolyn Goodman.
  • We sorted 6,000 pounds of food for Veterans.
  • Our Volunteers reorganized and restored a commercial laundry room, a maintenance room, 2 paint rooms and 4 conex’s.
  • We cleaned more than 275 windows.
  • Our Volunteers moved 50 heavy commercial carpets which were no longer in use.

We had the pleasure of meeting several of the Veterans while on site sand seeing the impact of the work we perform at this facility.  The Veterans were extremely grateful for all that the Foundation and our Volunteers do for Veterans Village.

Over the years, friendships have formed and a great deal of good has been build from Volunteerism through the DRI Foundation.  In the few years I have been involved as the Director of Volunteerism, I could not be more proud of the work we have done and the people who have come out to support our mission.  I can’t wait to see what Savannah has in store for us!

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