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Day of Caring meeting set

March 29, 1998

RANSON, W.Va. - A Day of Caring planning meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the conference room at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson.

The official kickoff for the United Way of Jefferson County's fund-raising campaign, the Day of Caring brings together hundreds of people who help paint, do repairs and clean up for agencies and individuals that benefit from the United Way. Each year volunteers also help clean up public areas in Harpers Ferry, Bolivar, Charles Town, Ranson and Shepherdstown.

This will be the third year the United Way has begun its campaign with the event, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9.

"The first year, we had about 400 volunteers. Last year, I believe there were 500 volunteers," said Teresa McCabe, who is co-chairing the Day of Caring with Sandy Dougherty. "Each year, we've seen that pool of volunteers grow and we hope to see that trend continue."

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Organizers want to begin the planning process now so projects and volunteers can be identified. Volunteers, project managers and volunteer coordinators are needed.

Anyone interested in taking part in the Day of Caring can attend the planning meeting.

For more information, call the United Way office at 1-304-725-4483.

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