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United Way Day Of Caring
The United Way of Southwestern Oregon is seeking local service clubs,
employee groups, individuals and others interested in volunteering to help Bay area seniors and the disabled during this year’s fifth annual Day of Caring. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th, and will involve local volunteers visiting the homes of seniors and persons with disabilities to stack wood, mow lawns, clean gutters, haul trash and do other manual labor jobs that seniors and the disabled can’t do themselves.
Last year 180 volunteers worked at the homes of 52 persons in Coos Bay and North Bend. The activity begins at 9am and jobs are finished by early afternoon, United Way officials say. Projects are matched with volunteer group’s capabilities. Following the work there will
be a “thank you” BBQ hosted by NW Natural Gas. United Way officials say the project not only helps the elderly and persons with disabilities but also helps beautify the community. Les’ Sanitary and Coos Bay Sanitary are providing free trash disposal.