United Way Of Hancock County Fall Days Of Caring

The United Way of Hancock County’s Fall Days of Caring service event begins on Monday.

This is the first time the United Way will have held two Days of Caring in one year.

During the Days of Caring event in May of this year, more than 550 volunteers from area corporations completed 79 projects for 15 agencies.

The fall event will be smaller, with about 150 corporate volunteers tackling 24 projects for local non-profits. The fall event will run September 20-22.

“In 2020 because of the pandemic, we had to postpone our May Days of Caring until September,” said Sarah Mayle, Volunteer Coordinator for the United Way.

“There was a great response to that. Some volunteers can’t help in May because of their work schedule and were happy another opportunity was available. Non-profit leaders were happy to tackle projects related to preparing for winter, and everyone liked the weather. We’re looking forward to another great event.”

During Days of Caring, employees of area corporations and small businesses lend a hand to local organizations.

Non-profits in need of help submit projects, volunteer teams register to help, and the United Way matches up the two groups.

Volunteers then head out in force to complete projects such as landscaping, organizing, painting, construction and cleaning.

Participating this fall are Marathon Petroleum, Whirlpool, First National Bank of Pandora, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, the McComb High School Future Farmers of America Club, City Apparel, Gilmore Jasion Mahler Ltd., Reineke & Roush Financial Planning Group, LaRiche Chevrolet Cadillac, and a team assembled by Findlay Municipal Court Judge Stephanie Bishop.

The United Way says it has worked with Hancock Public Health and the agencies to establish COVID19 safety protocols for each project.

“It’s a busy and exciting time for the United Way,” said United Way CEO Angela DeBoskey.

“We kicked off our 2021 campaign season last week with our 419 Sings competition and this week are inspired to see so many volunteers heading out to help non-profits providing essential services to the community.”

To learn more about Days of Caring click here.