United Way seeking projects for Day of Caring

The Hutchinson County United Way is making plans for its upcoming Day of Caring, and is currently seeking ways in which it can help out the community.This year’s event is set for Sept. 17, 2011. According to Teri Hogue of the HCUW, the event truly has a “neighbor helping neighbor” focus.“The Day of Caring is a day when volunteers choose to give their time and services to work on a one-time service project in an effort to impact our community’s needs with tasks that they are unable to perform themselves,” she said.Hogue said that projects are dependent on the manpower available. If a citizen or someone they know is elderly or disabled, they can request help with a home improvement project from the following list:Home RepairsWheelchair RampGutters CleanedWinterizing Home For Elderly or DisabledPaintingYard Clean UpHouse KeepingCarpentry & Odd JobsWith jobs being limited, the following types of work will not be approved:Work requiring permits Bathroom remodelingOutside Paint JobsRoofingGas linesPlumbing Work on rental propertyThose wanting to submit a project can call 806-273-5662. The deadline to submit projects is July 31.