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We have some great residents in Tallapoosa County. Where help is needed charitable people come running for the cause. Whether it’s sharing a “lost dog” post on Facebook, volunteering for monthly cleanups with the Clean Community Partnership or whatever the mission may be, our community has been known to show up and help. That’s something you don’t find everywhere, and we’re proud our community has such a big heart.

Thursday’s Day of Action by the Lake Martin Area United Way was one of those times where a mission needed accomplishing and it couldn’t be done without some handy volunteers, so local folks came to the rescue. Almost 200 residents answered the call and volunteered during the annual service project. 

Volunteers worked on landscaping, cleaning and moving classrooms at Jim Pearson Elementary School and painted halls at Dadeville and Central Coosa high schools.

While it only took up a few hours of volunteers’ time, it saved the schools time and money and it made a big impact. Our community spending the morning doing something for others that benefits our local schools is something you can’t measure. 

“These kids are working hard and getting sweaty and putting in the elbow grease and that warms my heart,” said Courtney Layfield, who is marketing and initiatives director at Lake Martin Area United Way. “It makes me feel really good to see them giving back to their community and taking pride in their school.” 

Executive director Sharon Fuller said volunteering is a great way to serve and participate in the community and meet new neighbors and friends. 

Thank you to all involved for this tremendous effort, those at United Way and those who gave their time. You are the best kind of people and our county is blessed to have you.