(September 21, 2012) United Way’s annual Day of Caring is a day set aside for people to go out and volunteer in their local community. In order to show support and as part of HouseMart’s United Way: Project Caring for Communities program, a group of volunteers from Seattle Ace Hardware stores used some elbow grease into helping restore the Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area in King County, Washington.
Along with other volunteers, Team Seattle Ace helped add some TLC to the entire pond area which included pulling blackberry bushes, picking up fallen trees and branches, and spreading over 40 yards of mulch for places that will host native trees and shrubbery.
Overall, our Seattle Ace family donated over 28 hours of time to the restoration project and helped an amazed King County Parks & Recreation complete their seemingly massive project! Estevan Becerra, part of Team Seattle Ace, said of the Day of Caring volunteering, “I think the Day of Caring is a great event. It was amazing to see how many people were involved. There was great teamwork and finishing it gave us a great sense of accomplishment. We even inquired about other projects in the future so that we could continue to help… We can all do a little bit to help, and it goes a long way.”
Thank you to the Seattle Ace volunteers for supporting the local King County community and environment through taking part in United Way’s Day of Caring.