(From the United Way of Hancock County)
During United Way of Hancock County’s Fall Days of Caring, about 150 volunteers will take up their tools and head out to make a difference and positively impact lives in the community.
“It’s an exciting time of year for UWHC, when we kick off our campaign and host events geared toward awareness,” said Angela DeBoskey, CEO of United Way of Hancock County. “Days of Caring is a great reminder that helping our community can certainly come through a monetary donation, and also through volunteerism or serving as an advocate for others. We are so thankful for the ways our community stands up to help and we are proud to facilitate those opportunities.”
Days of Caring will take place Sept. 18-20, with employees of area corporations and small businesses pitching in to help local organizations. Nonprofits and other agencies submit projects, volunteer teams register to help, and the United Way matches up the two groups. In four-hour shifts, the volunteers take on projects such as landscaping, organizing, painting, planning an event, cleaning or construction.
The volunteers will complete 600 service hours, a value to the community of nearly $20,000, based on Independent Sector’s national value of a volunteer hour of $31.80 for 2023. That is money organizations can save to put directly toward their mission and services.
This fall’s 21 volunteer teams represent: Marathon Petroleum Corp., Amazon, City Apparel + Merch, Findlay Municipal Court, Danby Products Inc., First National Bank of Pandora, Blanchard Valley Health System, Hancock County Democrats, Northwestern Mutual, Freudenburg-NOK Sealing Technologies, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP), Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. – Findlay Plant, Domino’s Pizza, and United Way of Hancock County’s Volunteer Connections.
They will complete 20 projects for 14 agencies.
For more information about Volunteers United, UWHC’s volunteer center and the variety of ways you can get involved, visit liveunitedhancockcounty.org/volunteersunited.
The video below is from the spring Days of Caring.