Each year Sandy Kane waits in anticipation as the Rhinebeck Central School District employee giving campaign comes to a close. Sandy Kane has been the Employee Campaign Manager for over 25 years and has been responsible for spreading the word about United Way and encouraging her colleagues to donate to the campaign.
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Joann Menendez’s favorite aspect of the recent Day of Action project was getting to know other people engaged in community work. Joann has led her team from Walden Savings Bank on service projects in the past at the Newburgh Daycare, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Boys & Girls Club, AHRC, and the Housing Resource Center. As part of Day of Action they revitalized Project Life, a local homeless shelter.
Jessica Wilson (pictured, far left) proudly participated in her second Day of Action, leading a team of dedicated United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) employees in a community gardening project at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. Jessica previously served at a Day of Action gardening activity in Keene, New Hampshire.
For UWDOR President and CEO Jeannie Montano, service is a way of life.
Ray Andreassen came armed with chainsaws, weed whackers, rakes and shovels, along with a team from FLUOR, to Day of Action. Ray and his team excavated a parking lot at the future site of The Potter House in Poughkeepsie, and the former site of the YMCA.