United Way to host Day of Caring

VERO BEACH —  On Saturday, Sept. 26, more than 350 area volunteers from 24 local businesses and organizations will “Live  United” in an effort to improve area non-profit agencies. Teams of employees will spend the morning at 18 project sites in Indian River County participating in a record-setting day of caring, working on a variety of community work projects. Projects are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.  This year’s Day of Caring is sponsored by Dyer Auto Group

“This year the turnout from businesses has been unprecedented, more people than ever want to give of their time,” said Jennifer Jones, UW’s Director of Workplace & Corporate Giving.

The United Way Day of Caring unites local health and human service agencies, and their clients, with teams of employees from business and organizations throughout the community to lend a helping hand. Projects range from washing and waxing emergency vehicles to giving out food via the Gifford Youth Activity Center.

“The day is an opportunity for businesses and their employees to go beyond their payroll pledge to make a different kind of contribution,” says Michael Kint, United Way CEO.  “These employees will visit agencies, roll up their sleeves to lend a hand, and in some cases become an active participant in making an impact in someone’s life. It is a day of hard work and great reward.”

Information:  Jennifer Jones, United Way of Indian River County, (772) 567-8900, ext. 12.

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