MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Organizers of the United Way Day of Caring in the Eastern Panhandle are encouraging local businesses and residents to show they care about their community by donating their time on this day of service.
This year's Day of Caring will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11. For more than a decade, the United Way Day of Caring has provided opportunities for the Eastern Panhandle to participate in projects that benefit local nonprofit organizations and their clients.
"We are excited about the opportunity to rally more than 1,000 volunteers to help with more than 85 projects in the three-county area," said event chairwoman Joanne Wadsworth. "Projects range from painting and cleaning to building wheelchair ramps and adding a porch to a home."
The Day of Caring official kickoff will be at 7:30 a.m. at Morgan's Grove Park in Shepherdstown, W.Va., with breakfast provided by WVU Hospitals-East. Following breakfast, volunteers will report to their project sites to perform a variety of community service activities.