NEW CASTLE, Pa.-- September 11 is a day set aside for us not only to remember our lost fellow Americans but a way to volunteer our services to our local community. The Lawrence County United Way will observe September 11 a few days early. The annual Day of Caring is set for Thursday, September 9, at 8:00 am at Cascade Park Pavilion, with a full breakfast buffet donated by Medure’s Catering. The Honorable Chris Frye, Mayor City Of New Castle, will be our speaker.
“Day of Caring is recognized in conjunction with “Patriot Day” as people from all over the country volunteer in various ways such as donating blood, volunteering at various nonprofit programs and helping with parks and recreation, and organized labor has always stepped up to the plate to help our fellow man. The United Way Community Services Committee coordinates the events for our Day of Caring. This committee consists of organized labor members from across Lawrence County, stated Sara Dudash, Chairperson of Day of Caring.”
United Way of Lawrence County and many nonprofit agencies in the area have been planning the annual “Day of Caring.” Businesses are releasing their employees from the tri-state area to come to Lawrence County to use their talents and expertise to help with projects in our community. Adagio Health will provide information on Vaccines in partnership with PA Commission for Women and Governor Advisory Commission Latino Affairs. Vaccines will be available all day at the Adagio Health Center.
Sponsors for Day of Caring are our Platinum sponsors are; Medure’s Catering and Next Level Photography. Our Gold sponsors are SEIU #668, Wesbanco, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, IBEW #712, and First Presbyterian Church. Our Silver level sponsor is AFSCME #2902, Adagio Health, and the Bronze level sponsor is AFSCME District Council 85. Getting’s Leadership Center and Dunkin Donuts. Doug McIlroy will provide music.
We will limit the number of volunteers to 100 participants and If you are interested in volunteering at the numerous nonprofit sites with various projects such as painting, landscaping, cleaning and organizing, and clerical support, please get in touch with the United Way of Lawrence County at 724.658.8528 or visit our website at www.uwlawcty.org. (flyer attached).