The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Girls Giving Back inspires hope and brings comfort and stability to individuals and families in need by improving living conditions in Puget Sound transitional shelters
Girls Giving Back has been serving the local shelter community since the spring of 2009. We provide extensive updates to transitional shelters including: installing new carpet, lighting fixtures, bathroom fixtures, closet additions and performing minor repairs. Along with these services, GGB replaces used mattresses, furnishes the units with gently used donated items and accessorizes the units (including artwork created by local area youth) to create a warm and inviting space for the temporary residents in these buildings.
Through GGB's efforts, individuals seeking shelter are able to experience more than just a roof over their heads, more specifically, by living in this positive environment, they are inspired with hope and encouragement as they move forward with their lives.