Scotland County Day of Caring help needed


By Terri Ferguson Smith - [email protected]



Those who wish to volunteer may pick up a form at the United Way office at 205 B Lauchwood Drive, Laurinburg, or call 910-276-6064.

LAURINBURG — Volunteers are needed to help with multiple projects next month when the United Way of Scotland County holds its annual Day of Caring.

United Way serves 19 agencies in Scotland County and all it agencies are asked to provide a project for the Day of Caring, said Carol Nichols, co-chair of the project.

The Day of Caring kickoff will take place on Sept. 9 in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Beautification Day. Events will start with breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 600 W. Church St.

While not all agencies are able to provide a project, most do, Nichols said. United Way expects to have between 150 and 200 volunteers for the day.

“We all come together as a community which allows for a very positive environment,” Nichols said. “It brings so many resources together. It’s an amazing day.”

United Way will also kick off its annual fundraising campaign that day and has set a goal of $265,000, Nichols said. “We’ve been doing very well that past few years and we hope to continue wth that success.”

The campaign will run through December, she said.

The Day of Caring not only helps those served by the agencies supported by United Way, it also shows volunteers what opportunities there are to serve others.

“We’re bringing awareness on the Day of Caring,” Nichols said. “It also gives the community a chance to see where the United Way funds are going.”

Volunteers are needed both for indoor and outdoor work, as projects range from hanging and sorting donated clothing to mulching flower beds to bathing dogs and brushing cats at the Humane Society.

“There’s something for everyone to do,” Nichols said.

Those who wish to volunteer may pick up a form at the United Way office: 205 B Lauchwood Drive, Laurinburg, or call 910-276-6064.

United Way has a list of projects which includes the number of volunteers needed and includes a list of items that can be donated for the work. Those who wish to donate items listed on the individual agencies’ wish list, may take them to the location on the Day of Caring or call ahead and United Way will arrange to pick up the items.

Agencies that will have projects include: Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels , Scotland Community Health Clinic, Scotland County Senior Games, Scotland County Church and Community Services, Scotland County Humane Society, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County, Scotland County 4-H, Scots for Youth, Project In As Much, Scotland County Firefighters, Scotland County Literacy Council, Chamber Green Committee Beautification, and Scotland County Safety Town.

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By Terri Ferguson Smith

[email protected]

Those who wish to volunteer may pick up a form at the United Way office at 205 B Lauchwood Drive, Laurinburg, or call 910-276-6064.

Reach Terri Ferguson Smith at 910-506-3169.

Reach Terri Ferguson Smith at 910-506-3169.

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