Subway Salutes Habitat for Humanity Volunteers
Like many organizations, Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteers to accomplish its mission to “build houses and hope.” Locally-owned Subway restaurants are thanking Habitat volunteers at work sites in the CSRA and across the Carolinas with a free catered lunch during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12.
“Our volunteers are the backbone of Habitat,” said Dennis Hoyt, Executive Director for the Augusta/CSRA Habitat for Humanity. “We appreciate Subway joining us to show our local citizens who give their time and talents that we value what they do to make our community better.”
Approximately 2,000 Habitat for Humanity volunteers working across the region will be catered boxed lunches by the local franchise owners and employees of Subway restaurants, including Habitat volunteers in Aiken and Augusta.
“There are many unsung heroes who help make our community a better place,” said Nalini Patel, a local owner of Subway restaurants. “We wanted to take this opportunity to say ‘thanks’ to Habitat volunteers for giving back in a very tangible way.”
Each year, Habitat for Humanity in the CSRA depends on hundreds of volunteers to complete its building projects. The spring build season is underway. Information on becoming a Habitat volunteer is available at www.augustahabitat.org.
Volunteering in the United States fell in 2013 to its lowest rate since tracking began just over a decade ago, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report. Georgia has an annual volunteer rate of 24.3 percent, with 1.84 million volunteers serving 209.2 million total hours per year. South Carolina’s annual volunteer rate is 25.5 percent, with 914,410 volunteers serving 133.4 million total hours per year.