A lot done, more to do. That’s how Two Ten President Neal Newman summarizes week three of the organization’s month-long lineup of service projects as part of #FootwearCares. “While we recognize that the communities and organizations we are supporting are grateful for our help, we also know that in many cases we are just scratching the surface of what is really required to make a difference,” he says.
Last week, volunteers working at the Habitat of Humanity and Harvesters in Topeka, Kansas City helped build a garage, cleared 1,300 cubic feet of brush, and packed a month’s worth of groceries for 1,042 senior citizens and 700 backpacks, also filled with groceries, for kids to take home. At the Marin Food Bank in Novato, CA, volunteers packed 1,360 pounds of bulk rice and bread for distribution to food pantries. More than 750 volunteers in Indiana gathered to pack 6,306 meals, while at the Food Bank for NYC, volunteers packed 12,771 meals, and 13,900 meals were packed at the St. Louis Area Food Bank. In Athens County, OH, volunteers recognized Athens County Beautification Day by power washing and painting the dugouts at four different softball fields, planting flowers and installing new basketball hoops and nets. For a list of activities and events to come, check out www.twoten.org.