The United Way of Scotland County wants you.
The group is seeking volunteers for its annual Day of Caring on Aug. 17.
The day combines service, volunteerism and community spirit, according to Debbie Grant, United Way executive director. She said the focus is on serving others and building our community, making it a better place for everyone to live. Day of Caring is truly about neighbors helping neighbors.
The nonprofits helped by the United Way include: American Red Cross Scotland County Chapter; Cape Fear Council Boy Scouts of America; Church Community Services of Scotland County, Inc.; Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines; Habitat for Humanity Scotland County; Scotland Community Health Clinic; Scotland County Firefighter’s Association; The Scotland County 4-H Scotland County Humane Society Scotland County Literacy Council; Scotland County Safety Town; Scotland County Senior Games; Scotland County Special Olympics; Scotland Family Counseling Center; Scots for Youth; In As Much; and NAACP-ACTSO.
It is hoped that as many as 50 – 75 volunteers will work with the nonprofits to complete the projects they have chosen. Volunteers and agencies will meet 8 a.m at the Dulin Center at Scotland Memorial Hospital with breakfast provided.
People are being asked to sign up to volunteer as soon as possible. There are large number of projects to serve on.
If you are unable to volunteer, feel free to donate items listed on the individual Agencies “Wish List.”
Since there are organizations that are unable to release their employees to be volunteers on the “Day of Caring”, some choose to do a drive instead and collect items that the agencies have on their Wish List.
If you or your organization is interested in volunteering for the “Day of Caring” or providing items for agency Wish Lists, contact Debbie Grant at the United Way office at 276-6064 by Aug. 8.