United Way to hold Day of Caring

Staff report

LAURINBURG — Scotland County United Way will once again bring community members together in a concerted voluteer effort with its annual Day of Caring next month.

Volunteers can sign up through United Way to assist with projects at 11 of the 19 nonprofit organizations that United Way supports. Those projects range from walking shelter dogs and sprucing up the Scotland County Humane Society garden to framing a new home with Habitat for Humanity and organizing the storage area at the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County.

Day of Caring will be held on Sept. 11, beginning with an 8 a.m. breakfast at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church.

“The Day of Caring combines service, volunteerism and community spirit,” said United Way director Debbie Grant. “The focus is on serving others and building our community, making it a better place for everyone to live. It’s all about neighbors helping neighbors in Scotland County.”

More than 100 volunteers are needed for the day’s projects, which also include beautifying the city’s highly visible areas with the Laurinburg-Scotland County Chamber of Commerce Green Committee and planting a 300-tree community fruit orchard in Washington Park.

For information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Grant at 276-6064.

Staff report

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