CVRC Employees Volunteer in United Way’s Day of Caring!
On September 21st, 2011, employees of the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) teamed up with the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Health and Safety to volunteer at the Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center (KCRC). The KCRC provides extensive support to children with specific therapy or rehabilitation needs. The center extends its services to newborns through 18 year old young adults. For more information on the center please visit the link above.
Over 20 University of Virginia Day of Caring Volunteers power washed sidewalks, trimmed hedges, racked leaves, planted flowers, and beatified the exterior of this extraordinary center. Volunteers worked tirelessly pulling weeds and managed to extract over 5 dump trucks worth of unwanted foliage. Due to such a terrific turn out and high energy levels our team was able to accomplish what otherwise would have took several weeks to complete.
Other UVA volunteers participated in the Day of Caring by volunteering for Meals on Wheels, local schools, pet shelters, children’s camps, and other community centers. A collage highlighting the efforts of UVA volunteers can be found on the University of Virginia’s Health System website: here.
This involvement continued The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center’s long standing commitment to the United Ways Day of Caring. “The Day of Caring was established in 1992 by the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local human service agencies and schools, and demonstrate what people working together for the community's good can accomplish.”
We would like to congratulate and thank all of those who volunteered and give a special thanks to the CVRC’s team coordinator Angie McRay!