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Arlington, Marysville Days of Caring projects need volunteers

September 4, 2013 · 9:29 AM

Volunteers from Union Bank and Intermec helped clean up Pinewood Elementary during last year’s Days of Caring. / Courtesy Photo

Registration for the 20th annual United Way Days of Caring is closing Friday, Sept. 6.

Three projects in and around Marysville supporting Pinewood Elementary, the Tulalip Boys & Girls Club and the All-Breed Equine Rez-Q still need volunteers, as do three projects in Arlington supporting the Centennial Trail, the Arlington Library and the Stillaguamish Senior Center. All of the projects are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13, and Saturday, Sept. 14.

On Sept. 13, five volunteers are needed to help with general farm maintenance, cleanup and apple picking at the All-Breed Equine Rez-Q. On Sept. 14, 30 volunteers are needed to help clean up Pinewood Elementary and 29 volunteers are needed to help clear underbrush at the Tulalip Boys & Girls Club.

Just two volunteers are needed for a clean-up project at the Stillaguamish Senior Center’s Thrift Store on Sept. 13. A total of 40 volunteers, 20 each day, are needed to do some gardening along the Centennial Trail, and 10 are needed to do some landscaping around the Arlington Library.

Days of Caring is the largest volunteer event in Snohomish County. Last year, 769 volunteers in 63 teams from 43 organizations and companies participated in 36 projects throughout the county. The estimated financial impact of their almost 4,000 hours of work was more than $85,000. This year, 23 cities in Snohomish County are expected to participate, either by hosting projects or by sending volunteers.

Details on these and other projects can be found on United Way’s website www.uwsc.org/docvolunteers.php. For more information, visit www.uwsc.org/daysofcaring.php or call 425-374-5549. The hashtag for this year’s event is #UWSCDoC.


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