National Day of Action is an event that was started by, and put on annually by, the United Way. It is an opportunity for people to give back by volunteering on a wide variety of projects in their communities. NDA is a national volunteer event and usually happens on the third Friday of the month of June.
This year and last year Home of New Vision had both staff and non-staff volunteers from all over the community come and help us rejuvenate the yard of our Residential Treatment house. It needed spring clean-up, gardens planted, paths made through the woods, an enormous pile of gravel spread on the driveway, flower beds cleaned up and planted, bird houses made and installed, and even a brick fire circle made, complete with benches, and other projects.
In addition, there were two memorial projects this year, the fire circle for Amber Reineck and a new wooden bench for Daniel Urech. Both young people had connections to Home of New Vision, and both died of overdoses. These projects help keep their names and memories alive. Also, a new fund was started with the assistance of Daniel Urech’s family. The Daniel Urech Fund for Recovery Housing was initiated, to give scholarships to people who cannot afford to live in recovery housing. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please call DaMira Anderson, Housing Coordinator, at 734.332.4910.
Here are some photos from 2019’s National Day of Action. Enjoy!