Volunteers Help Save Alachua County Schools Money
GAINESVILLE -This was a day to take action.
Gainesville residents gave back today to some of the institutions that have given so much over the years.
In the United Way's "Day of Action"...volunteers fixed up eight schools around Alachua County.
One volunteer was happy to help a system that's helped her in years past.
Kay Avery, Volunteer: "My kids grew up here in Alachua County, they went to school here so it is nice to be able to give back to this school."
Volunteers fixed up gardens and cleaned outside, but they also made sure the buildings were protected against the weather.
Debbie Mason, President, United Way: " We are weatherizing the buildings and that is immensely important to the school system because many of the school facilities are aging buildings so we are caulking and weatherizing...and when you do this you are being more energy efficient with how they perform and you are making the classrooms more comfortable."
Saving the school district money...while making the campuses a place the kids want to be.
The United Way will hold their next "Day of Action" in the spring.
If you would like to volunteer, click here to visit their website.
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