More than 1,000 people turned out for the Y-12 National Security Complexâ€™s annual Day of Volunteering last weekend to help nonprofit agencies in the region with about 60 projects. This was the program’s largest turnout in 10 years,Â according to a press release from B&W Y-12.
The work benefits local individuals and organizations.
“Our folks volunteer year-round, but this annual event is a great reminder of how individuals working together can make a big difference in our communities,â€ said Darrel Kohlhorst, president and general manager of B&W Y-12, which buys the supplies for volunteers to use on the projects.
â€œEach year we have more volunteers who give their time and talents to various projects,â€ Kohlhorst said. â€œItâ€™s a good feeling to be able to help so many different organizations and people in East Tennessee.â€
The projects included making quilts for NHC Health Care, loading boxes of food at the Valley View Mobile Pantry and Second Harvest Food Bank, painting rooms at the Scarboro Learning Center, building a sidewalk at Lenoir Cityâ€™s North Middle School, and washing dogs for the Shelter Animals Rescue Group.