NEWS | Sept. 11, 2012

Day of Caring: Summerville schools get fresh coat of paint

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

It was a beautiful and warm September day ... the kind of weather that makes people want to get out and help others, and that is just what hundreds of Airmen and Sailors from Joint Base Charleston did Sept. 7, during the Trident United Way Day of Caring which saw more than 8,500 volunteers working on more than 300 projects around the Lowcountry.

Some went to schools, some to homes and some even swamps to help clean up. Tech. Sgt. Adam Clarke, 437th Maintenance Group quality assurance specialist, went to the Miracle League Ball Park in Summerville, S.C. The Miracle League provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to play baseball.

"It felt good knowing that the park I was cleaning up would be used by the local youth" said Clarke, 437th Maintenance Group quality assurance specialist.

Staff Sgt. Lakin Trahan, 628th Medical Group pharmacy technician, went to Summerville High School in Summerville, S.C., where she and other Airman painted the gymnasium and other parts of the school.

"I'm glad we were able to make their school a better place," said Trahan. "It feels good to be able to give them a sense of pride about their school."

Our team of journalists and photographers spanned out across the Lowcountry to document these efforts. And although we have tried to show as many Airmen and Sailors volunteering as possible, we just couldn't get to all the different projects our troops were involved in.

We hope you enjoy these photos of Team Charleston personnel giving back to the community.