Communities came together to help nonprofit agencies and programs for United Way’s Day of Caring on Tuesday. Some volunteers cleaned vehicles and offices, while others simply read a book to children or painted walls.

After hundreds of volunteers spent an entire day laboring and being a light in the community, Marshall County has never shined brighter.

Shortly after many stomachs were filled by a meal provided by Huddle House at the United Way’s Day of Caring breakfast in Albertville, Pastor Norm Hewitt, of Real Church in Guntersville, shared an invocation.

Prior to his invocation, he spoke to the room full of volunteers about the lives that would soon be impacted by their actions today. But, he said caring for others shouldn’t be left to only one day per year.

There is still work to be done to make Marshall County the best it can be, but the only way it can get there is by city leaders and community members being united.


The Reporter sponsors supply drives

As part of United Way’s Day of Caring, The Reporter elected to sponsor two supply drives that will benefit Marshall County Arc and Domestic Violence Crisis Services.

Items being collected for Marshall Arc include: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, body wash, wet wipes, baby wipes, bar soap, liquid hand soap, hand sanitizer and lotion.

Items being collected for Domestic Violence Crisis Services include: mops, brooms, dust pans, laundry detergent, dish detergent, Clorox, Clorox wipes, glass cleaner, pine sol, disinfectant spray and garbage bags.

Donations can be dropped off at The Reporter, located at 1603 Progress Dr. in Albertville.


Our View On the Issue is an opinion of The Reporter’s editorial board that includes Publisher Kim Patterson and Managing Editor Taylor Beck.

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