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Annual Day of Caring set for June 15

By adriana_acosta
May 30, 2012 at 12:30 a.m.

The fourth annual Matagorda County United Way Day of Caring is set for Friday, June 15.

The Day or Caring project was established with the idea of encouraging service opportunities in local communities, said Melanie Boening United Way board secretary.

The United Way of Matagorda County has produced the Day of Caring Service project for the past three years with different companies and organizations as a network of resources. The Day of Caring service projects helps both disabled and elderly families in need.

Projects include planting flowers, building wheelchair ramps, paint porches, window frames, railings and rooms. Cleaning carpets and windows and pressure washing.

This year the day of caring was changed to Friday, June 15 duet to the Memorial Day holiday, local graduations and other events happening in the county.

The day starts with volunteers meeting at 7:30 a.m. across from H-E-B for a short gathering. Breakfast and lunch are served for volunteers.

By volunteering in the annual event, a person can gain greater knowledge of local non-profit agencies and the services they provide.

Experience and satisfaction of making a positive impact in the community, and fullfilment of demonstrating strong corporate citizenship, said Boening.

"This volunteer event symbolizes the true spirit of Matagorda County as participants help with projects through the county," she said.

Last year more than 100 volunteers finished 15 projects at different locations throughout Bay City.

For companies and individuals interested in sponsorship or volunteering during Day of Caring, contact United Way at 979-245-5882.

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