Volunteers needed for Jennings County Day of Caring


The annual Day of Caring in Jennings County is seeking volunteers to participate on April 15.

The event is sponsored by Jennings County United Way.

“Several volunteers have already committed to work during this year’s special day, but we can always use more people,” said Cheri Massey, United Way director. “This is a wonderful way to help those in the community who need it the most.”

Projects include everything from yard work and landscaping to painting, window cleaning and minor construction work.

Volunteers are assigned projects at residences of the elderly and disabled and at buildings housing nonprofits and public spaces, such as parks and country cemeteries. Much of the work is done in the morning, starting at 8 a.m., and completed by noon, but some volunteer teams go even further to complete projects that require more time and labor.

“Day of Caring is truly ‘caring reimagined,’” said Beth Burnett, United Way board president. “It is very gratifying work and can’t help but warm the hearts of volunteers as well as those they help.”

People can sign up to volunteer individually or as teams.

“Volunteers can even choose to work on a different day to fit their schedules. People of virtually all ages and abilities are welcome. The more people who volunteer for a few hours, the more worthwhile projects we can tackle and complete,” Burnett said.

To register as a volunteer or for information, contact the United Way Center, 707 N. State St., North Vernon, by telephone at 812-346-5257 or visit jcunitedway.org/Caring.htm.

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