Anson County United Way is looking for volunteers for the 13th annual Day of Caring on Oct. 7.
The Day of Caring is a community-wide service project that serves as the official kickoff to the Anson County United Way campaign. The deadline for volunteer application submissions is Friday, Sept. 22.
“Last year, more than 200 volunteers worked at 33 project sites to help our neighbors and community,” said Caroline Goins, Day of Caring chairwoman. “We are hoping to top the number of teams and projects (during) this year’s Day of Caring.”
Typical chores include cutting grass, pruning shrubs, trash pickup, window washing, and cleaning gutters at the homes of elderly and disabled residents. Other projects include sprucing up non-profit agencies and organizations. Volunteer teams can have between two and 10 members, and must pre-register so they can be given an assignment.
Day of Caring volunteers will gather for the 7:30 a.m. kickoff and a continental breakfast at the Wadesboro Town Square. Teams from a variety of businesses, churches and civic organizations will scatter across the county to predetermined sites. First Baptist Church of Wadesboro has partnered with United Way to complete community service projects, as well as serve lunch to volunteers.
Anson County raised more than $75,000 through United Way of the Central Carolinas, last year. United Way in Anson County funds nine programs through nine health and human service agencies, that serve individuals and families that need a helping hand. They use United Way dollars to help solve the issues these individuals and families face every day.
In conjunction with United Way’s Day of Caring, canned goods are being collected for families in need. Anson Crisis Ministry will distribute the canned goods. Donations can be dropped off at the Crisis Ministry located at 117 North Rutherford Street in Wadesboro, and Grace Senior Center located at 199 NC Hwy 742 South in Wadesboro, the week prior to the event. There will also be collection barrels on the Square at the Kickoff on Oct. 7.
Anyone who would like to register to volunteer or request help from volunteers, contact Jenn Von Egidy at 704-694-2600 and firstname.lastname@example.org, or Caroline Goins at email@example.com. Team and Project Site Applications are available through the Anson County Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.ansoncounty.org, and at the Anson County Partnership for Children’s office located at 117 South Greene Street in Wadesboro.