United Way of Southwestern Oregon seeks Volunteers

Day of Caring

United Way of Southwestern Oregon is seeking local service clubs and individuals interested in volunteering to help Bay Area seniors and the disabled during this year’s sixth annual Day of Caring.
Last year, the United Way of Southwestern Oregon had more clients than ever in our history, and expect the same response this year.
The Day of Caring is Saturday, April 26th, and will involve local 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. Last year 22 groups with 205 volunteers worked at 61 homes in Coos Bay and North Bend. The activities begin at 9:00 am 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 event not only helps the elderly and disabled, but also helps beautify the community. Les’ Sanitary and Coos Bay Sanitary are providing free trash disposal.
If you or your organization are interested in helping, contact United Way of Southwestern Oregon (541) 267-5202 or uwswo@frontier.com.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 and is filed under Local Events, Local News.