The Day of Action harnesses the efforts of hundreds of volunteers willing to roll up their sleeves for one day each year to make a positive impact working at schools and nonprofits across the Tuscaloosa community. This year’s event on June 16 featured more than 400 volunteers pitching in with hammers, brooms, paint brushes and elbow grease at 29 locations. Projects included light office work, landscaping, painting, cleaning and organizing, and much more. The event is sponsored annually by the United Way of West Alabama.
For the second year in a row The Capstone International Center participated in volunteer activities across the Tuscaloosa community. A team of 31 faculty, staff, and international students spent their time at five local aid agencies. The Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, The Humane Society of West Alabama, The American Red Cross, Temporary Emergency Services, and the Easter Seals received Capstone International Center volunteers. Volunteers sorted donated items, washed dogs, cut back shrubs, loaded moving trucks, checked smoke detectors in the community, and learned about local organizations in the Tuscaloosa area.