Martinsburg Rotary Helping With United Way Day Of Caring
An army of 1,300 volunteers wearing lime green T-shirts fanned out across the Eastern Panhandle on Tuesday to do repair and clean-up projects while at the same time continuing an 18-year tradition.
Volunteers working for The United Way of the Eastern Panhandle’s annual Day of Caring did 49 projects in Berkeley County, 47 in Jefferson County and 20 in Morgan County.
An 11-member steering committee takes about four months each year to select the projects from among those submitted by the 40 United Way agencies and to line up volunteers by the hundreds to do the work, said Joanne Wadsworth, chairwoman of this year’s Day of Caring.
“We’re pleased that after so many years the Day of Caring remains stronger than ever. The enthusiasm continues to grow and we’re seeing see more and more volunteers,” Wadsworth said.
Volunteers come from all walks — local businesses and banks, government agency employees, church and civic groups, college and public school students and individuals.
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