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September 1, 2016 at 7:30 AM
Location: Breakfast at Headwaters Park West
United Way of Allen County’s 24th Annual Day of Caring, will kick off Thursday, September 1 with a breakfast at Headwaters Park East at 7:30 a.m. This year, more than 1,600 volunteers from 65 teams will participate in 80 community service projects in the Fort Wayne area.
“Allen County is a generous and compassionate community,” said David Nicole, president and CEO of United Way of Allen County. “We witness this spirt of selflessness every year during Day of Caring, when an army of eager volunteers join together to help their neighbors accomplish something truly amazing.”
Day of Caring projects generally consist of cleaning, landscaping, painting, supply drives and general maintenance. Projects take anywhere from four to eight hours to complete and teams range in size from three to 200 people. The work being done take place at non-profit agencies, schools or private residences from NeighborLink.
“The need for volunteers keeps growing and we plan to grow with it,” said United Way Board Chair, Dent Johnson. “Allen County is a large city with an even bigger heart.”
Carpenters Local 232 will be tearing down an old storage shed and laying the foundation and rebuilding a new shed for YMCA Child Care Services Branch at 3135 Elmhurst Drive.
•YWCA of Northeast Indiana and Bowen Center will be working on bed pads and “love rocks” (small stones covered with hearts and words of encouragement) for patients for Cancer Services at 6316 Mutual Drive.
•Fort Wayne Metals will be painting the chain link fences and inserting privacy slats and replace straps on 40 deck chairs for Blackhawk Community Pool at 3020 Simcoe Court.
•Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will be removing Honeysuckle bushes and clearing an area for the Monarch Festival on September 11 for Little River Wetlands Project at 6801 Engle Road.
•Paul Harding Junior High School students will be sorting and organizing teaching supplies for Martin Lutheran King (MLK) Montessori School at 6001 S. Anthony Boulevard.
•Leo High School students will be cleaning the cabins and the horse barn for Camp Red Cedar at 3900 Hursh Road.
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