FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — Volunteers will participate in tasks across the county Wednesday for the annual Day of Caring.
The event kicks off with breakfast at Headwaters Park East Pavilion at 7:30 a.m. This year, over 1,600 volunteers are anticipated to participate in more than 90 community service projects in the Fort Wayne area.
“Day of Caring is a tangible way can have an impact on the entire community,” said David Nicole, President and CEO of United Way of Allen County. “United Way engages individuals through volunteerism year-round and on this day we all come together to serve the people of Allen County. Volunteers help define what it means to Live United and are critical to United Way’s fight for families that are working hard but struggling to survive”
Projects for Wednesday include various tasks such as cleaning, landscaping, painting, supply drives, and general maintenance. Projects take anywhere from four to eight hours to complete and teams range in size from three to 200 people.
“Day of Caring is an event that has grown into an opportunity for thousands of volunteers to collaborate and make change” said United Way Board Chair, Sue Ehinger. “These volunteers roll up their sleeves to make a better community for Allen County Residents.”
The work being done takes place within Allen County at non-profit agencies, schools, or private residences recommended by NeighborLink.