Time Again for PRSAHR to Step up and Help Out

    We know finding the time to volunteer can be a challenge. But again this year, PRSA is offering you an easy way to put your PR skills to good use for a local nonprofit.
    Friday, Sept. 11, is the date for the 2015 United Way Day of Caring. As we have the last two years, local PRSA members will be fanning out and volunteering time that day giving back by doing what we do best. It’s a great way to do some good and show that our industry and chapter are a positive force in our community.
    Make a difference and show you care by joining your fellow chapter members for a day of service. Sign up now by contacting Julie Braley at [email protected]
    A Look Back at 2014
    Nine nonprofits received help from PRSA-HR members during the Day of Caring held Sept. 12, 2014.

    “Your volunteer leadership speaks volumes to your commitment to community and giving back,” said Dick Trowbridge, executive director of Horizons Hampton Roads.

    Here are a few highlights:

    Sid Bridge (pictured) spent most of the day with VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads helping plan how to train new board members on the organization’s mission so they can become advocates and fundraisers. He also helped plan the look and feel of the next corporate annual report.

    Mindy Hughes and Linda Scanlan spoke with the directors of development and public relations at the Union Mission, mostly about how to better inform the public that Union Mission is the oldest and largest provider of services to the homeless in Hampton Roads and of the wide variety of services this agency offers.

    Did we help?

    “Many thanks again for joining us on United Way of South Hampton Roads Day of Caring! We greatly appreciate your volunteer service. A lot of brainstorming ideas you shared will help us implement an exciting marketing plan and campaign,” wrote January Serda of Horizons Hampton Roads, where Dan Cawley spent the day.

    Thank you to all PRSA-HR volunteers and to Susan Mayo, our chapter’s 2014 Day of Caring coordinator.

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