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United Way Day of Caring kicks off

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some Albany employers gave workers the day off so they could help out a noble organization. The united Way of Southwest Georgia held its annual Day of Caring.

More than 200 volunteers teamed up to serve several non-profits associated with the United Way.

The teams were assigned various projects from home repair to planting flowers. "The non-profit organizations love the Day of Caring because often times they cannot afford to hire the extra labor to do the extra projects. This way they can get able bodied people to come out and help their organizations as well as see the love the people have for the organizations," said United Way chief LaKisha Bryant Bruce.

Companies interested in participating in the next Day of Caring can contact United Way. They welcome volunteers anytime of the year.

"When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all," said Bruce. "The United Way Day of Caring is the day of volunteerism and awareness in our community. It's an opportunity to invite new volunteers into the work of United Way, while inspiring existing volunteers and supporters to stay engaged. It is the one day in the year where United Way's diverse network can join together with one voice."

United Way of Southwest Georgia's mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities in Southwest Georgia. "We work daily to advance the common good, strengthening the building blocks that everyone in our community needs for a quality life: Education, Income, Basic Needs and Health," Bruce said.

United Way of Southwest Georgia serves a geographic territory of thirteen counties including: Baker, Calhoun, Crisp, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Lee, Mitchell, Randolph, Sumter, Terrell, Wilcox and Worth.

United Way of Southwest Georgia is the organization with the expertise to recruit people with the passion and resources needed to help get things done.

LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change. For more information about United Way of Southwest Georgia, please visit: www.UnitedWaySWGA.org.

 

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