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Day Of Caring 2019 A Success

21 September 2019 Front Royal/Warren County News


The United Way of Front Royal and Warren County completed its annual Day Of Caring on September 13. Over 150 volunteers participated in this years Day Of Caring. Those volunteers took on about 20 projects in the community. By the end of the day, Saturday, over 11,000 hours of volunteer service had been completed by all those involved.

United Way Executive Director Steven Schetrom emphasized that the day of caring was a bonding experience for volunteers, sponsors and the warren county community as a whole.

“All it’s about is bringing the community and the needs of the community together,” Schetrom said.

A wide range of projects were undertaken for the Day Of Caring. Community volunteers cleaned up trash, performed different landscaping duties, removed brush from around homes, installed plumbing and repaired electrical fixtures. Several local organizations pitched in with the different projects.

Planning for the Day Of Caring began back in May of this year. The United Way committee worked well over 100 volunteer hours to organize community members, potential projects and sponsors for the event. The Day Of Caring is a nonprofit event.

Schetrom explained that all the hard work and effort was an impressive undertaking by the clients, sponsors, volunteers and planners.

“And so to ask someone to give up a whole day of their time, that’s a significant thing. It shows there is a caring power in this community that people are willing to do that, and you have over 150 people that did it this year. And it gives you great hope for the future.”

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