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United Way seeks volunteers for Day of Caring

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By The Staff

PERRY COUNTY - United Way of Perry County will sponsor its community-wide Youth Day of Caring Nov. 2. Junior- and senior-high school age youth from churches, schools, scout groups, 4-H clubs and other groups are invited to assist local nonprofits in this community.

Youth and their adult leaders will spend the afternoon on tasks such as staining, painting, cleaning, washing windows, raking leaves, weeding flower beds and helping those in need.

It is a great way to instill the importance of community service in our young people and help them become aware of various agencies in the county, United Way Executive Director Rebecca Fenn said.

Volunteers begin the day at noon with lunch, T-shirts distributed to youth volunteers and jobs will be confirmed.

Groups will then move to their assigned sites and work until approximately 5 p.m.

In the past, volunteers have worked at sites such as Anderson Woods, the Council on Aging, Southern Indiana Resource Solutions Bright Beginnings, 4-H Fairgrounds, the Perry County Animal Shelter, Perry County Museum, Tell City parks, city of Cannelton and with Visiting Nurse Association clients.

United Way is in the process of contacting local youth groups for volunteers. Groups wanting to participate can reach Fenn at 547-2577. The deadline for signing up is Oct. 24.

The mission of the United Way of Perry County is to provide leadership and resources to community organizations that work to fulfill the health and human-service needs of Perry County.