Day of Caring clients needed in Warren County

The United Way of Front Royal and Warren County has begun planning for the 2016 Day of Caring and is accepting applications for clients.

This year’s event will be held on from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6

The United Way volunteers will help those selected with home repairs and cleaning tasks, such as painting, yard work, landscaping, minor plumbing, electrical and carpentry work.

Lee Smith-Osina, executive director for the United Way of Front Royal and Warren County, said they will consider what they can complete within a day, but larger projects will still be considered.

If a larger project is needed, any work left to do will be passed on to other local agencies to complete.

She said clients must live in Front Royal or Warren County, own the home that will receive the repairs or in a family-owned home, and must be low-income – below the 150 percent federal poverty level, disabled or otherwise unable to complete the work.

Those who may have experienced a disaster or emergencies, such as a house fire, can also apply.

Preference will also be given to those who have not received previous assistance in Day of Caring events.

“We are looking to improve your quality of life,” Smith-Osina said.

At last year’s event, more than 200 volunteers turned out to work on more than 24 projects in the county.

For more information on becoming a client or a volunteer, contact the United Way office at 540-635-3636, email, or visit the website at for an application.

The deadline for returning the applications is March 31.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or