The United Way of the Adirondack Region will up with the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau and Project H.E.L.P. at SUNY Plattsburgh for the its annual Day of Caring Saturday, April 5.
The volunteer-driven event has hosted projects ranging from cleaning homes of senior citizens, helping complete projects for regional human service agencies, building homes through Habitat for Humanity and cleaning up local attractions. Focused on addressing some of the urgent needs facing the community, the event is still looking for projects of all types throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.
Project H.E.L.P. at SUNY Plattsburgh had over 400 students volunteer last year.
“Project H.E.L.P. at SUNY Plattsburgh is once again proud to be partnering for Day of Caring,” said Michael Cashman, Assistant Director for campus activities at SUNY Plattsburgh. “Last year we had incredible success in engaging our student citizens by placing them at local agencies in this wonderful community they call their home away from home. The Day of Caring represents the best of the North Country’s spirit it is about student, professionals, family, friends and neighbors coming together to serve those in need.”
With an anticipated high number of volunteers the 2014 Day of Caring will put every one of them to good use, at as many sites as they can, according to Kathy Snow, director of development for United Way of the Adirondack Region.
“Through the Day of Caring volunteers have the opportunity to serve agencies and individuals in their very own town,” Snow said. “The day is truly a neighbors helping neighbors event. It is giving Local people that are community minded the opportunity to help local people and agencies…that’s Living United. The Day of Caring is a celebration of volunteerism and being able to advance the mission of the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. and the North Country Regional Volunteer Center.”
People who would like to submit a project for consideration or would like to volunteer should fill out the Day of Caring application at the United Way of the Adirondack Region website unitedwayadk.org. Projects are due by March 12.
The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc is a voluntary fund-raising and human service organization. Serving Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties. An annual fund-raising campaign is conducted on behalf of 40 community partners to keep fund-raising costs low, concentrate volunteer efforts and reduce the number and frequency of fund requests. Their mission is to be a leader in community partnership building and to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. For more information about United Way and how to get involved, contact the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. at 563-0028 or visit unitedwayadk.org.