WALDPORT’S DAY OF CARING DRAWS MORE CARING VOLUNTEERS
In true spirit of caring, several local volunteers once again rolled up their sleeves last friday to help during United Way’s 2nd annual Day of Caring in Waldport. With paint brushes and gardening rakes in hand, students from the Angell Job Corps and other volunteers, including a West Coast Bank employee, put a fres
h coat of paint on the main entry hallway of the Waldport Community Learning Center and gave some loving attention to the nearby community garden. United by the same light blue volunteer t-shirts, these helping hands were put to work on this sunny day to accomplish what one person could not, or at least not very easily.
Day of Caring is an event that promotes volunteerism by pairing local volunteers with agency projects that would otherwise not be completed because of a lack of manpower. These half or full day commitments draw everyone from long-time community volunteers to people who can’t commit to ongoing volunteer activities, but still want t
o help. “Day of Caring was intentionally set up to be a one-time, short-term volunteer opportunity so it makes it easy to volunteer. Anyone can help.” said United Way board member and West Coast Bank Branch Manager Patti Eisler. Some local businesses can also use this opportunity to reinforce their corporate values by paying their employees to volunteer during company time.
This project marks the third of four Day of Caring events coordinated by United Way. Volunteers are still being recruited for an upcoming community project on May 25 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Help is needed for organizing inventory and deep cleaning the floors. Anyone interested in lending a helping hand is welcome to contact Katelyn Hordichok at email@example.com or 541-265-5812.