Over 700 volunteers will be participating with 35 local teams doing 87 projects in the United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley’s annual Day of Caring on Sept. 16. The event was established to promote the spirt and value of volunteerism, and is the largest community service day in the Shenandoah Valley.
The traditional large group morning kick-off breakfast will not happen as usual, but instead the event will be live-steamed on Facebook (@UWNSV). Volunteers will be working at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Boyce, packing donated community baby shower drive items at Malloy Toyota for delivery to Healthy Families NSV, painting at Page One in Luray, helping with dental exams and doing maintenance and painting at the Freemont Street Nursery, bagging apples at Marker Miller Orchards for the Society of St. Andrew, cleaning and demolishing drywall in the old train station building at The Laurel Center, miscellaneous construction jobs at Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity, landscaping and maintenance work at the Middletown Fire Company, picking up after-party takeout for volunteers at TGI Fridays and cleaning pantry premises and equipment at the Highland Food Pantry.
Further information is available by calling 540-536-1610 or visit www.unitedwaynsv.org/day-caring.
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