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The United Way kicks off 'Day of Caring'

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - More than 200 volunteers were up early Friday morning in Albany to kick off The United Way's 23rd annual Day of Caring event.

Twenty teams of volunteers from Marine Corps Logistics Albany base gathered outside Flint River Harley Davidson before heading out for a day of giving back to the community.

Organizers say without the 'Day of Caring,' many projects would go unfinished.

"We're so thankful to have all of these volunteers going out today because these agencies really need this work done. It's these things that they can't do on an everyday basis," said volunteer coordinator Brooke Willoughby. 

Audrey Milledge, one of several volunteers with MCLB Albany, admits that helping others is an uplifting experience. She said, "I really enjoy volunteering. It's such a fun experience knowing that you're helping someone else. I love it."

The volunteer teams were assigned project sites at various area non-profit agencies to assist with a number of jobs from landscaping to playing bingo with seniors. Organizers say that volunteer numbers are up this year and hope they will be up again next year.

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