The 25th Annual Week of Caring, sponsored by Bank of Tennessee, kicked off on Monday, June 19th and ran through Friday, June 23rd. Over 1,800 volunteers from 48 businesses and organizations completed 201 projects across Northeast Tennessee. The financial impact of this year’s Regional Week of Caring was an astounding $260,712 for a cumulative 10,800 hours of volunteer work.
At the Salvation Army headquarters alone, staff members from The Mall at Johnson City served lunch and tended to the inside of the building, while the Small Business Department from Blackburn Childers & Steagall were outside making repairs and painting. Early estimates were that the two groups provided close to $6,000 worth of services.