On Tuesday, July 19th, United Way of Hunterdon teamed up with America's Grow A Row (AGAR) for a TIRO (Technical Interventions for the Reduction of Obesity) Day of Caring. This is an annual event organized for TIRO participants as an opportunity to give back to the community that supports them. This year, current and past participants alike were invited to attend, harvest, and have a fun night out. America’s Grow-a-Row’s (AGAR) mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering free fresh produce.
United Way CEO, Bonnie Duncan, who is retiring at the end of August, had these words to say about the event:
"I wanted to give a shout-out to Chip Paillex of America’s Grow A Row (AGAR) and their dedicated staff for an incredible evening! As one of my last activities with our Latino Community before I retire we held a Day of Caring on Tuesday July 19th. It was an opportunity for me to say farewell to residents that mean so much to me, and despite the heat, we had about 200 attendees and in short order picked 9,000 pounds of corn!
It has been an absolute pleasure to work with AGAR Founder Chip Paillex and I was proud to have played a role in getting this agency off the ground and helping to make a difference. Over the years United Way of Hunterdon County has brought many groups out for Days of Caring (corporate, youth and community) and through these activities I have created some of my fondest (and dare I say fruitful) memories at United Way and I treasure our long partnership.
Be well - I'm sure to see you again on the fields!"