Day Of Caring Volunteers Ready To Help Seniors And Disabled

The Day of Caring is on Saturday, April 26th. The United Way of Southwestern Oregon has 200 people who have volunteered their time for this year’s 6th Annual Day of Caring. Executive Director Bill Harsh says that they have 65 houses scheduled to be attended to on April 26th. Harsh says this is the largest amount of volunteers and homes so far.

The Day of Caring involves volunteers visiting the homes of seniors and people with disabilities to stack wood, mow lawns, clean gutters, haul trash and do other manual labor jobs seniors and the disabled can’t do themselves. The activity begins at 9am and jobs are finished by early afternoon, United Way officials say. Projects are
matched with volunteer group’s capabilities. There will be a “thank you” BBQ afterward, hosted by Northwest Natural Gas. United Way officials say the project not only helps the elderly and disabled, but also helps beautify the community. Les’ Sanitary and Coos Bay Sanitary are providing free trash disposal.

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements, State News.