United Way Emerging Leaders volunteer for “Day of Action”

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Members of United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley’s Emerging Leaders United program participated in a Day of Action on June 21.

Emerging Leaders United (ELU) recognizes young leaders who value the importance of philanthropy and believe in and support the work of United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley.




Seventeen ELU volunteers completed service projects at SafeHouse Ministries, Columbus Hospice of Georgia & Alabama, and Phenix City Housing Authority’s community gardens.

At SafeHouse Ministries, ELU volunteers helped distribute clothing during the opening of SafeHouse’s weekly clothing closet, and helped serve a meal to SafeHouse’s clients. At Columbus Hospice, ELU volunteers cleaned the walking trail to make it usable for families of patients, and cleaned the handrails in hospice housing. At Phenix City Housing Authority’s community gardens, they planted crops for the summer and fall.




“Day of Action is an opportunity for Emerging Leaders to make an impact in our community by volunteering with our community partners,” said Chandra Wright, Director of Resource Development at United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley. Wright also oversees Emerging Leaders United at United Way.

Individuals under the age of 40 who make a yearly gift of $365 or more to United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley are eligible to join ELU. For more information about ELU, visit unitedwayofthecv.org/emerging-leaders-united.