What The Arc Is Doing
2022 Hunger Summit
Persons-served volunteered and attended the 2022 Hunger Summit held September 29 at First Baptist Church. The Hunger Summit is a community meeting hosted by the North Alabama Food Bank and over 100 of its community partners. This meeting highlighted issues faced by food insecure persons and sought to offer suggestions on how to end hunger in our community.
Burritt on the Mountain
In September 2021, volunteers from The Arc of Madison County were named the September Volunteer of the Month for Burritt on the Mountain. This is what Burritt on the Mountain posted on their website, “September Volunteer of the Month: The Arc of Madison County. This month, we are celebrating the volunteers from The Arc of Madison County, Inc. as Volunteer of the Month. We are grateful for the opportunity to help support The Arc in its mission to ensure individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities enjoy full participation and inclusion in the community. Each week, we welcome volunteers from The Arc of Madison County. They take on tasks in the Historic Park that help grow confidence and enhance social skills while furthering work experience and enjoying opportunities to build and grow friendships while learning skills that empower greater independence and encourage community involvement. The Arc volunteers devote time and energy to making a difference at Burritt on the Mountain, and we are delighted to have them as part of our community. We can’t do what we do without great volunteers! Thank you to the volunteers of The Arc for taking a key role in civic engagement and giving back to the community. We look forward to seeing them each week and we thank them for being part of the Burritt family. We couldn’t do it without you!”
Operation Green Team
Our persons-served participate in various activities throughout the community including: assisting Operation Green Team in a community service project at Calhoun Community College by helping with trash pick-up and painting fire hydrants. They also took part in the Crawford Park Tree Planting, where they helped to plant 15 different varieties of trees including Maple, Oak, Black Gum, Bald Cypress, Cedar, and Magnolia.