Cabarrus, Davidson, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties
People supported at Stanly Industrial Services (SIS), in Albemarle, continue their commitment and service to the community through various regular volunteer efforts. Approximately 12 people share their time and talents at West Stanly Christian Ministries, the Senior Center, EE Waddell Community Center, Pregnancy Resource Center, Oakboro Library, Community Inn, Stanly Commons, Spring Arbor and Meals on Wheels. “We are a big help to all of these agencies,” explained Anne Ndwiga, SIS program manager. Those dozen individuals have averaged approximately 180 volunteer hours each month – that’s nearly 2,000 hours annually. Pictured right: Some participants of the SIS day program and staff volunteer to clean City Lake Park during the United Way of Stanly County's Day of Caring earlier this year.
Staff from Circle Drive and Lafayette Homes, in Albemarle, recently hosted a Luau for the residents, families and friends. Participants enjoyed playing bingo, karaoke and socializing. Of the 52 people who attended, 20 were natural supports, according to Megan Todd, qualified professional, who helped to organize the event. Megan said the Saturday Luau wouldn’t have occurred or been successful without several colleagues who helped to plan the event, lead activities and kept attendees entertained. Those staff members included: Lead Developmental Specialists Paula Barnes and Maria Morales, Developmental Specialists Sandy Ross, Pamela Washington, Tarah Miller and Krishana Wright; and Operations Managers Andrella Mclendon and Jerome Conner.