While some days I get a headache or my legs grow stiff from sitting too long, I’m not usually sore after a long day at work. But after the Center staff volunteered alongside Timberland employees and stakeholders at their 12th annual Serv-a-palooza, I was aching for days.
The tasks we completed varied from planting trees to building picnic tables, installing insulation, clearing a trail and completely revamping the front façade, garden and patio of the Seacoast YMCA in Portsmouth, N.H. We worked alongside our contacts at Timberland, as well as many of their other stakeholders. We met the local City Year volunteers who got the morning off to an energetic start by chanting, stomping and shouting in their bright red jackets. Employees from Home Depot, Bank of America and the local YMCA also participated in the day’s events. Read the rest of this entry »