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United Way NSV Expands Day of Caring for Largest Two-Day Event To Date

11 September 2018 Community


United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley is mobilizing record numbers of volunteers for Day of Caring, presented by First Bank, to kickoff the 2018 United Way Campaign and to complete community service projects all over the Shenandoah Valley. For the first time this year, volunteers from area businesses, groups, and organizations will come together for two days, (in previous years the event was only one day), to help others by doing fundamental projects for area non-profit agencies, and community facilities. Volunteers will complete a wide range of services to friends and neighbors throughout the Shenandoah Valley who are seeking assistance.

This year, Day of Caring will be made up of an estimated 1,200 volunteers (a 200 volunteer increase), 142 projects (a 40 project increase) and 84 local teams (a 25 team increase). The event will also take place over the course of two days, one event occurring on the first day in the northern region of United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley’s territory (Winchester City, Frederick County, Clarke County) and one event on the second day in the southern region (Shenandoah and Page Counties).

When factoring in the value of a volunteer hour, this year’s Day of Caring volunteer work for both days equals a donated dollar amount of nearly $250,000.00 to the local community, a $70,000 increase from the last year.
The first Day of Caring will kickoff at Millwood Station on September 12th at 8:00am. The second Day of Caring Kickoff Party will take place at Shenandoah County Park on September 13th at 8:00am. Both Kickoff Parties will feature speakers from our community, announcements of funds already raised by business Pacesetters, networking and celebrations for all volunteers including music, selfie station, and a breakfast sponsored by Costco to fuel the hard working volunteers for their day of service.

For more information on the Day of Caring visit the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley website http://www.unitedwaynsv.org/day-caring or contact the United Way office at 540-536-1610.

Since 1946 the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley has worked to impact the community human care needs that matter most to the people of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah Counties and the City of Winchester. United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley convenes the people and organizations necessary to create solutions to our region’s most pressing challenges and collaborates with effective partners. United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley seeks to serve as the catalyst for community change by supporting over 45 partner agencies in the area on Income, Health and Education. For more information visit their website http://www.unitedwaynsv.org/. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook at @UWNSV


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