Madeline Garcia

Madeline Garcia
United Way of Washtenaw County / uwwashtenaw.org

The United Way's National Day of Action is right around the corner. Local volunteers in communities around the country work on a number of projects  aimed at helping the underserved and enhancing engagement. Last year, the pandemic forced everything to be a virtual experience. This year, vaccinations and relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions will allow for the return of some in-person work, too.  WEMU's David Fair got the rundown of how the 2021 Day of Action will be conducted from United Way of Washtenaw County senior development associate Madeline Garcia.


Madeline Garcia
United Way of Washtenaw County / uwwashtenaw.org

One of the repercussions of the pandemic has been higher unemployment levels and a greater number of people in need of assistance.  For many service agencies and institutions, volunteers have become even more invaluable in serving the mission of meeting those needs.  In this week's "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair spoke with Madeline Garcia from the United Way of Washtenaw County Volunteer Center about volunteerism in a most unusual year.