REM Ohio Participates in 2014 Volunteer Day
Employees of REM Ohio, a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local health and human services providers, came together with their families and friends on Saturday, April 12th to participate in The Network’s 2nd Annual National Volunteer Day.
“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to come together and serve the communities where we live and work,” said Jo Spargo, Executive Director of REM Ohio. “This year in Ohio we had teams out in three communities—Akron, Cleveland and Reynoldsburg—and volunteered at a women’s shelter, a Boys and Girls Club and a local park. Our employees work hard every day making a difference in the lives of those we serve and I’m thrilled by how many joined us for this event to make a difference for the community at-large.”
Nearly 800 employees across The MENTOR Network volunteered in nine states on April 12th. Participants organized spring cleanups and painting projects at a Boys & Girls Club, therapeutic horse farm, community boathouse, battered women’s shelter and various parks across the country, while others boxed products at food banks and sorted donated items at The Salvation Army.
“I want to thank everyone who made our second national Volunteer Day a big success!” said Bruce Nardella, President and CEO of The MENTOR Network. “To have so many employees volunteer their time toward making a difference in the communities we serve, in addition to the work they do every day with the individuals we serve is inspiring and is the embodiment of The Network’s mission in action.”