United Way of Sumner County volunteer Gail Haygood retired from her teaching career in 2012, but the 30-year teaching veteran never really slowed down. She spends her time giving back to the community through various charity work and is always looking for ways to help others. This past year, she has helped United Way with special projects to organize and convert paper documents to an electronic format, helped inventory office supplies, prepared resources for workplace campaigns, and took care of many other needed tasks around the office. She also volunteered at the United Way Golf Scramble and pack canned goods and non-perishable items at the United We Feed food drive. In previous years, she helped pack backpacks with school supplies during United Way's Stuff the Bus event. It's no surprise she has a heart for Sumner schools since she taught 18 years at Lakeside Park Elementary and two years at Indian Lake Elementary. When she's not volunteering at United Way of Sumner County, Gail can be found serving at the Hendersonville Samaritan Association Thrift Store or helping at her church, First United Methodist in Hendersonville, where she stays involved with her Sunday School Class mission projects and the Children's Consignment Sale.
"Volunteering is fun and rewarding," Gail says. "I enjoy working with the wonderful staff at United Way of Sumner County. It is an outstanding organization which provides invaluable resources and assistance to so many people in our community. I have always supported United Way as a donor, and now I can also contribute by volunteering my time!" Thank you, Gail, for all you do for us and so many others.