EDITORIAL: Day of Caring needs volunteers: That means you
The United Way of Florence County’s annual Day of Caring event will again bring together local non-profits and volunteers to complete service projects that help better our community and the lives of those who live here.
This year’s event will take place Friday, Sept. 17. More than 30 companies helped to complete 60 projects across our county during last year’s Day of Caring. This year there are more than 85 projects ready to be completed.
To complete the projects, they need volunteers. They need you. The projects still in need of volunteers cover a wide range of tasks from painting, yard work, supply drives, cleaning, and repairs. Every project completed will directly benefit one of the United Way of Florence County’s partner agencies or a school.
A full list of available projects can be found at the United Way’s website at www.uwflorence.org.
To participate in the Day of Caring, register your volunteer group with the United Way of Florence County and choose a project. Volunteer groups can consist of employees, friends, families, clubs, or organizations and can range in size from a large group to just one individual. Volunteers are responsible for any supplies needed to complete the project and a list of supplies along with an estimated cost can be found on each project form. Participating volunteers who signed up before Aug. 31 will receive a free volunteer t-shirt and all participants are invited to attend the Kick-Off Breakfast on the morning of Day of Caring.
“This day gives us an opportunity to have projects completed that we just don’t have the expertise or funds to complete,” said Cecilia Meggs of Lighthouse Ministries. “The United Way Day of Caring allows us to maximize direct help to those who need us most and affords us the opportunity to continue providing services to families who are struggling to meet their basic needs.
” Day of Caring isn’t just a benefit for United Way partner agencies. It’s a day where the community comes together to do good works, but it also means our community is full of people who want to do good works.
If you are interested in participating in this year’s Day of Caring, visit www.uwflorence.org/ day-of-caring or contact the United Way of Florence County office by email at uwfloinfo@ uwflorence.org, or call (843) 662-2407.