BENEFITING: GREATER WILMINGTON CHAMBER FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Apr 29, 2017
Work on Wilmington (WOW) is an annual day of volunteer service held every April in Wilmington, North Carolina. It is a program of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Foundation and grew out of a GE Hitachi request in 2006. Each year, 1,000-1,500 volunteers roll up their sleeves and dedicate a half-day to tackle 30+ projects across Wilmington. The event is organized each year by the current Leadership Wilmington class (also a program of the Chamber Foundation). Past volunteer activities have included: painting the fence of historic Bellamy Mansion, creating a nature trail behind the YWCA, clearing a lot for the Good Shephard Center, hanging tiles in a downtown parking deck for the City of Wilmington. Volunteer efforts are made possible by over 70 area businesses and individuals who provide materials, services, and financial support. It is estimated that, at each event, over $130,000 in free labor is provided by volunteers who participate in Work on Wilmington. Because many hands are collectively working, projects that would take months to accomplish are completed in just 4 hours. Join us for a celebration at the UCC North Carolina Battleship following the work, and help us make WOW 2017 the best year yet!