FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Allison Dillow
Director of Marketing & Engagement
United Way of Washington County, MD
301.739.8200 x 104
United Way Readying for Washington County’s Largest Volunteer Effort - 29th Annual Day of Caring!
HAGERSTOWN, MD (February 24, 2020) – United Way of Washington County will host the 29th annual Day of Caring on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Day of Caring is Washington County’s single largest community service effort. By engaging people in volunteerism, United Way works to create positive change in Washington County. The Day of Caring is only possible with the help of hundreds of volunteers and assistance from local sponsors and businesses. In 2019, the 28th Annual Day of Caring had a record-breaking year, with 1,804 volunteers participating in 146 different projects – this was the largest turnout in history for Washington County’s Day of Caring. Day of Caring is an event that mobilizes over a thousand volunteers to work on a variety of service projects at local nonprofit organizations and homes of the elderly, disabled, low-income and military veterans. United Way facilitates the much-needed projects performed in the community, at no cost to the homeowners. The additional resources and volunteers allow nonprofit organizations to continue focusing on serving the needs of Washington County.
Day of Caring for Washington County, MD provides a variety of services that help individuals with home safety and minor repairs on projects that include safety updates, painting, gardening and more. In our community, there is a need for assistance to help make one’s living situation more comfortable and safer. These are the kinds of projects for which the Day of Caring is designed. Nonprofit agencies and elderly, disabled, low-income or veteran homeowners are invited to submit project applications by July 01, 2020. Applications for projects are available at: www.unitedwaywashcounty.org/2020-residential-homeowner-project-application
Individuals and teams are invited to register today! Day of Caring offers many different options for volunteers to participate outside of repair and cleanup projects, other opportunities include: hosting a collection site and collecting books for the community book drive, hosting a collection site and collecting personal hygiene items for the personal caring drive, participating in pet therapy visits or activities with area senior citizens and military veterans, a free community health fair and various celebrity book readings across the county! Volunteers are encouraged to sign up before August 2nd to receive an official Day of Caring t-shirt! The first 10 volunteers/teams who sign up will receive a prize donated by participating local businesses! Register as a volunteer at : www.unitedwaywashcounty.org/day-caring-2020-volunteer-team-application
This signature, one-day community-wide volunteer event connects businesses with nonprofit agencies & residents in need of assistance. Sponsorship opportunities uniquely position area businesses as community leaders. There are many different opportunities and ways to be involved with Day of Caring. For more information, please contact Allison Dillow. For more details on project & volunteer registration visit bit.ly/DayofCaring2020. Applications are available online at www.unitedwaywashcounty.org/day-caring-2020 . Please contact Allison Dillow with any questions or for more information by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 301.739.8200 x 104.
United Way of Washington County, MD inspires collaborations to impact community improvement. United Way is located at 83 West Washington Street, Suite 101 in Hagerstown, MD. For more information or to make a donation please call 301-739-8200 or visit our website at www.unitedwaywashcounty.org. To find volunteer opportunities please visit http://volunteer.unitedwaywashcounty.org/.