United Way of Washington County, MD Taking Project Applications for Day of Caring and Recruiting Volunteers

United Way of Washington County, MD Taking Project Applications for Day of Caring and Recruiting Volunteers

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 2, 2013) -- United Way of Washington County, MD is hosting the 22nd annual Day of Caring, on Thursday, October 3, 2013. This event mobilizes volunteers to work on a variety of service projects at local nonprofit organizations. Tasks may include painting, light construction, minor repairs, as well as a variety of agency activities. Day of Caring volunteers also tackle safety-related projects at elderly and disabled residents' homes (e.g., fall prevention, accessibility and fire safety). Examples of these projects include: stair repair, grab bar and handrail installation, installing adequate lighting, and smoke detector checks.
The 2012 Day of Caring, which was supported by numerous local businesses including lead sponsor First Data and approximately 900 volunteers, provided services to 73 different sites which include 56 agencies and 17 residential homes.
Agency and Residential project applications are available on the United Way website at www.unitedwaywashcounty.org as are applications for individual volunteers and teams.
All applications must be sent to UnitedWayDayofCaring@firstdata.com and received by the following deadlines:
* Project applications are due by August 2, 2013.
* Volunteer applications are due by August 30, 2013.
Volunteers will be matched with projects. All selected project applicants and volunteers will be notified.
Direct links to PROJECT applications:
1. Nonprofit organizations copy the following: http://www.unitedwaywashcounty.org/organization/newsDetail.aspx?id=97
2. For the residential application copy the following: http://www.unitedwaywashcounty.org/organization/newsDetail.aspx?id=98
Direct links to VOLUNTEER applications:
1. Companies, organizations, or clubs desiring to form a team copy the following: http://www.unitedwaywashcounty.org/uploads/images/Team%20Volunteer%20Participation%20Form%20for%20UWWC%2022nd%20Annual%20Day%20of%20Caring.pdf
2. For the individual application forms, copy the following: http://www.unitedwaywashcounty.org/uploads/images/Individual%20Volunteer%20Participation%20Form%20for%20UWWC%2022nd%20Annual%20Day%20of%20Caring.pdf
The mission of United Way is: "Through strategic leadership and investments, United Way of Washington County will impact community improvement and inspire collaborations to address critical needs in education, income and health." United Way of Washington County is located at 33 West Franklin Street, Suite 203 in Hagerstown, MD. For more information or to make a donation please call 301-739-8200 or visit our website at www.unitedwaywashcounty.org