The United Way and Consumers Energy are powerful partners in Muskegon. The United Way does so much work to help the community and it's great companies like Consumers Energy...not to mention the employees of Consumers Energy who give of their time, talent and treasure to help with projects in the community. It's one thing to write a check and consider it "your part", but the people of Consumers Energy are actually out on the street getting and things done by their hard work.
One of the signature events of the United Way's year is the Day of Caring. It's happening on September 8th this year and there is a theme this year, it's called "Mission United". Mission United is seeking to provide basic home repairs and improvements for families who have given more than most to the community, they want to help veterans families this year.
They are searching for veterans who could use a hand with some basic outdoor repairs, fences, railings, decks, decks, roofing, landscaping etc. The idea comes from the willingness of the veterans to serve, so in return...The United Way would like to serve you!
Right now, is the time to let your voice be heard if this is something that can help you or a family member or friend. Do keep in mind, they have to be a veteran and living in Muskegon County. May 25th is the deadline to make a suggestion for someone who could use the hand. The veteran has to live in the home, working families are the priority, but retired veterans and their family would be considered. You do have to be present on the day of the event as well.
Kristina Coby from The United Way and Rich Houtteman from Consumers Energy joined me to talk a little more about the desire to make such a great event happen for our veterans this year. Take a listen to our talk below.