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CityServe, United Way assist community

A photo of volunteers after the Day of Caring finished. PC: United Way.

A photo of volunteers after the Day of Caring finished. PC: United Way.

Anushka Sukhadia

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Sponsored by the United Way, the Day of Caring was held Sept 28.

Organizations such as Phillips 66, Conocophillips, Tri County Technology Center and Habitat for Humanity, partners of United Way, helped as well.

“We were expecting about 180 projects to be completed at 54 non-profit businesses this year,” United Way representative Abby Singrey said. “We started many projects that take a bit of time to complete but we will be done in October.

“I am very pleased with the response we received from the agencies.”

United Way’s goal with this event was to help people by connecting non-profit organizations with each other and to help volunteers connect with organizations, Singrey said.

This event was held in many other cities in the United States and spreads the underlying message to volunteer and help in local communities.

Day of Caring was not new to the community; it has been present for many years and has become a tradition for United Way. The event continues to grow and become a larger project each year that has a lasting impact on everyone.

United Way accomplishes part of their 840 projects they complete each year. Every non-profit organization has a chance to participate in the Day of Caring.

Many non-profit organizations associated with United Way rely on volunteers. Some of these organizations are Boy Scouts, Agape Mission, Mary Martha Outreach, and the American Red Cross.

CityServe is another way to help the community. They meet once a month on the second Saturday. They help year round with mini Day of Caring events.

“Last year we found that a volunteer hour is worth $21.24 in Oklahoma,” Singrey said. “With Day of Caring we are able to help out these businesses that rely completely on volunteers as well as these projects that take time and also rely on volunteers. I loved being able to help facilitate Day of Caring by connecting local volunteers with organizations.”

 

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