Day of Caring: Volunteers still needed!
United Way’s signature event ‘Day of Caring’ is less than two weeks away and volunteer recruitment continues! On Saturday, June 29 volunteers will gather at Toledo’s Flowerree Community Center from 8am – 2pm to give the center a needed facelift.
Tasks will include organizing the garden shed, pulling shrubs, pruning, spreading bark, planting flowers, and light painting. Local children use the Community Center after school and during summer youth programs, so the goal is to create a safe and aesthetic play environment for them.
United Way is committed to creating real, positive change for people in need in Lincoln County. Part of this commitment includes supporting local agencies that provide direct services to people. “We recognize that many of these nonprofit agencies simply don’t have the time or resources to get needed projects done—something like a little painting or yard work. Day of Caring does two things: it allows agencies to focus on their primary job of providing quality services and it promotes volunteerism in a hands-on way, so people can pitch in for a day and use their talents to make a noticeable impact. Everyone benefits.” said Katelyn Hordichok, Area Representative for Lincoln County’s United Way.
Every year, at least one project is selected somewhere in Lincoln County. Other recently completed projects in the past couple years include Lincoln City, Newport, and Waldport; the Flowerree Community Center is the first project located in Toledo. Green thumb or not, everyone is invited to help. Volunteers should sign up at http://www.unitedwayblc.org/day-caring or call the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at 541-574-2684 for more information on volunteering. Through generous sponsors, lunch will be provided to all volunteers.