Moyle Petroleum volunteers help out at the Minneluzahan Senior Center

RAPID CITY, S.D. — As part of United Way of the Black Hills’ Month of Caring, the staff of Moyle Petroleum, which operates Common Cents Stores, volunteered today at the Minneluzahan Senior Citizen Center

Around 10 people from Moyle spent the day painting bathrooms and parking lot lines.

The company also encourages their employees to donate a portion of their pay to United Way, donations the company matches dollar-for-dollar, said Mike Deal, Human Resources Director at Moyle Petroleum.

For the Minneluzahan Senior Center, these efforts by United Way are greatly appreciated.

“It impacts our agency greatly. Having the United Way, bringing people in here, it one gets some projects done that need to be done, but two it also brings exposure to our agency. A lot of people don’t know where the Minneluzahan Center is or been in here before,” said Mark Rambow, director of Minneluzahan Senior Citizen Center.

This sort of volunteer work isn’t the only way that United Way impacts the community. They also provide funds to programs like the Imagination Library Program, which provides books to young children.

“Without them, agencies like ours would really struggle. Both monetarily and physically they step up and take care of all the different nonprofit needs in the community,” Rambow said.

 But for the volunteers, it’s about more than just the work that gets done.

“We get so much out of it. Like I said with our drive each year we contribute monies and everything, but today is an opportunity to get out and see the people, like we got to see Mark today. It’s really rewarding to see the people out here, and then be part of helping, and feeling like you’re doing something, something worthwhile,” Deal said.

United Way’s Month of Caring volunteering event continues through the rest of September, and their other efforts continue year-round.

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