Volunteers sought for 6 local projects at Friday’s Day of Caring

  • Wed Sep 13th, 2017 8:23am
  • News

About 100 more volunteers are needed for the 24th annual Snohomish County United Way Day of Caring Friday.

More than 400 are signed up, but media manager Makenzie Landis said Tuesday that 500 are needed.

There are six projects in our area this year:

•Housing Hope’s Retention Pond, 19406 86th Ave NE, Arlington, Remove stumps and debris, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

•Cocoon House’s Maternity Group Home, 521 East Highland Drive, Arlington, yard work, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

•Twin Lakes Landing, Lakewood, remove blackberry bushes, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•Marysville YMCA, landscaping, 1:30-5 p.m.

•Maud’s House, restore three garden beds, 615 Cedar Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

•All Breed Equine Rez-Z, 2415 116th St. NE, Marysville, cleaning, painting and lawn maintenance, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteer teams, organized primarily by local companies, complete projects for nonprofit agencies that often lack the resources to tackle these jobs.

Last year, more than 550 volunteers worked at 27 project sites for 25 nonprofits, cleaning up schools, reading to children, maintaining community food gardens, serving at food banks and more. Collectively, volunteers worked more than 2,200 hours – a value of $64,357.

To sign up go by Sept. 14 to: www.uwsc.org/dayofcaring.