United Way NSV to mobilize 700 volunteers for this year’s Day of Caring
The United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley’s (UWNSV) Day of Caring, presented by First Bank, will cover 87 projects and will have 35 local teams of volunteers this year. The annual event will take place Sept. 16.
The Day of Caring and was established to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism and is the largest community service day in the Shenandoah Valley.
According to a news release, UWNSV has seen an increase in requests for help throughout the region and believes volunteers can make a huge difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UWNSV will be offering small group projects to accommodate people who want to volunteer in person. Some projects, however, will be virtual or remote to accommodate at-risk volunteers. All projects will have groups of less than ten participants, with the majority taking place outdoors for safety reasons.
Some of the projects occurring this year are remote letter writing campaigns to the homebound elderly, improving spaces with partner agencies, building raised gardens, and helping with maintenance and landscaping around nonprofit facilities.
“In this time of uncertainty brought about by COVID-19, it’s heartening to know that hundreds of people in our community still have the energy and selflessness to give themselves to help their neighbors and community,” said UWNSV Director of Marketing and Outreach Elise Stine-Dolinar.
For more information on the Day of Caring visit the UWNSV’s website
(http://www.unitedwaynsv.org/day-caring) or contact the United Way office at 540-536-1610.
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