The United Way of Washington County held its’ annual Day of Caring all around the county.
In its 27th year, over 15,000 volunteers assisted those who need help. From home work to nonprofits, they are lending a hand to over 100 projects for the day. Projects include building a deck or power washing homes. Officials said Day of Caring is the the single largest community service effort happening in the county.
“It is kind of like Christmas time,” said Tim Troxell, Chair Manager. “They also say, ‘it is better to give than receive.’ and I think today is truly that way. The people who are out volunteering their time and helping those who are unable to do things around their home or around their non-profit areas, they are going to gain so much good feelings out of what they do today.”
United Way said their goal for this year’s campaign is $1 million. Last year, they raised close to $940,000.