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Volunteers needed for Day of Caring

April 5, 2012

Joyce Shirley, Cynthia Watkins, Charlotte Martin, and Sara Bumgarner were among those giving of their time to be part of the Hutchinson County United Way Day of Caring last fall. This year’s event is scheduled for April 28, and the HCUW is currently looking for volunteers.

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming United Way Day of Caring.
This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28. Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Huber Park with coffee and breakfast. Teams will depart at 8 a.m. to begin work on their designated projects.
Teri Hogue, who works with the Hutchinson County United Way, said the Day of Caring is a special day when companies and individuals come together to complete projects that benefit people within the community.
“Volunteers work together to assist our neighbors with tasks that they are unable to perform themselves, such as yard work, painting, carpentry, minor repairs, winterizing homes, yard clean up, housekeeping, and other odd jobs that the elderly or disabled are unable to do,” she said.
Hogue said the organization is not able to accept any additional projects due to the number of requests that have already been submitted and the need for more volunteers. She said the Day of Caring is a time when volunteers can give back to their community.
“The Day of Caring represents true volunteerism through which our community can see, firsthand, the entire scope of the Hutchinson County United Way unite the voluntary strength of our community to care for one another,” she said.
Hogue said donations are also needed, and the organization is looking for sponsors to donate supplies or funds to help with the event. She said the Day of Caring is a time for citizens to show their community spirit.
Those who would like to volunteer or organize a group from their workplace to work on a team that day, please call 274-9424.

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