Beaufort County United Way issues November Volunteer Challenge

Published 4:37 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2022

From Beaufort County United Way

WASHINGTON, NC – Beaufort County United Way’s November Volunteer Challenge focus is on our Veterans and armed forces. The goal of this monthly initiative is to connect community members with opportunities to volunteer that are easy, meaningful, and impactful.

The project concept for the November Volunteer Challenge was sparked by the annual observance of Veteran’s Day and what members of our community could do to brighten the day of soldiers past and present. “With the holidays just a few weeks away, we thought this would be the perfect time to gather greetings from the community.” says Sue Tidd, Executive Director of the Beaufort County United Way. “Sending cards with messages of thanks sprinkled with holiday cheer will lift the spirits of Veterans and members of our armed forces who cannot spend the holiday with loved ones.”

Cards for our Veterans will be delivered to the Veterans Home in Kinston.

Cards for our deployed armed forces members will go to The United Soldiers & Sailors of America (USASOA) OPERATION CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR OUR TROOPS. USASOA requests that cards not be placed in envelopes. For cards to be included in the distribution for Christmas, cards must be received by the USASOA by December 5. United Way asks that cards be dropped off at the Beaufort County office located at 113 E 15th Street in Washington no later than November 30. For more information about Operation Christmas Cards program or to send your cards directly to the USASOA, visit https://www.usasoa.org/christmas-cards-for-our-deployed-troops.

Organize a Greeting Card Drive at a workplace or in your neighborhood. Designate a central location for collecting the cards; one for Veterans the other for deployed service members. Communicate the challenge companywide or in the neighborhood. Set out boxes of Christmas cards to encourage people to write a greeting. Feeling creative? Have supplies available to craft handmade cards! All cards must be at the United Way office by Wednesday, November 30th. This is to ensure cards for deployed service members reach their desired destination on time.

Each month, the Beaufort County United Way will issue a new Volunteer Challenge to the community.

Volunteer Challenges are announced the Beaufort County United Way social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram. Contact Sue Tidd at the Beaufort County United Way stidd@unitedwaybc.net to register your drive, ask questions or for more information.

About the Beaufort County United Way
The Beaufort County United Way is a local organization that has worked to build stronger communities through the investment of resources, engaging and collaborating with local partners, and inspired giving since 1961 and is part of an international network of over 1,800 affiliates in 40 countries and territories.

To learn more about Beaufort County United Way or to give, advocate or volunteer, please visit: www.unitedwaybc.net.