United Way of Henderson County seeks volunteers for Aug. 16 Day of Action

Press release from the United Way of Henderson County:

United Way of Henderson County is seeking hundreds of volunteers from across the community for the fourth annual Day of Action, taking place on Friday, Aug. 16. Sponsored by Pardee UNC Health Care and in partnership with Henderson County Public Schools, Day of Action is a county-wide morning of service to help our local schools get ready for the upcoming school year. Volunteers are needed to work on 38 service projects at 22 schools and learning centers. Projects will include painting walls, cleaning playgrounds, mulching, and many more. In addition to serving at local schools, volunteers are asked to donate non-perishable items for MANNA’s Packs for Kids program and school supplies for Henderson County students in need.

“Day of Action is a great way for our community to show its support for our incredible school teachers and the children they serve,” said Denise Cumbee Long, Executive Director of United Way of Henderson County. “We are grateful to partner once again with Pardee and Henderson County Public Schools, and we need hundreds of volunteers to come out and roll up their sleeves. Retirees, working professionals, families and kids, are all welcome!”

Interested volunteers can find the service projects and an online sign-up by visiting United Way’s volunteer website at www.volunteerhendo.org, and clicking “Day of Action.” Volunteers who are registered online by July 26 are guaranteed a free t-shirt. Community members who cannot volunteer but still want to help can bring donations of food items or school supplies to the school campus nearest you on the morning of August 16. Lists of needed items are available at www.liveunitedhc.org.

Any registration questions can be directed to Malisia Wilkins at volunteer@liveunitedhc.org, or by phone at 828-692-1636 x1108.

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