FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) More than one thousand volunteers representing 65 local organizations are helping with 70 community service projects in the Fort Wayne area Thursday. Volunteers are gathering for the 22 annual United Way Day of Caring.
The day focuses on what it really means to ‘Live United’ in Allen County. United Way hopes that through working with agencies and volunteers, the needs of the community can be met. People spent all day helping with different projects such as cleaning, landscaping, painting, and other general maintenance.
“Day of Caring is a great tradition of service for our community,” president and CEO of United Way of Allen County, Todd Stephenson said. “The day reinforces how generous Allen County residents and companies are with their time, talent and treasures and United Way is honored to continue to organize this event.”
More than 650 of the volunteers attended the kick off breakfast with Mayor Tom Henry, Barb Richards, and United Way board chair Steve Smith.
According to United Way: Established in 1922, United Way of Allen County is a not-for-profit organization that works to strengthen the community through the four building blocks for a good quality of life: education,
income, health and basic needs. United Way believes that quality education helps families
achieve stable jobs, a safe place to live and good health.