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It takes all kinds of help to make a community stronger, and to help people escape poverty. But a volunteer’s labor is a visual example of such impact.

Hundreds of volunteers will roll up their sleeves and get-to-work on behalf of area nonprofit organizations on Friday, September 21, 2018 – United Way of the Midlands’ 17thannual “Day of Caring.”

Local nonprofit organizations and community sites across Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie counties will host volunteers at a variety of times between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Employee teams from several dozen area companies will participate in this volunteer service as a way to bring co-workers closer in touch with the needs that exist in neighborhoods across our community.  The projects are intended to support United Way’s goal of reducing poverty, by strengthening the local organizations that also pursue that goal every day.

Projects will range from organizing, cleaning and painting at local nonprofit sites, to helping metro area students with their homework and job interviewing skills.

We unite our efforts toward common goals on a local level, leveraging volunteer resources and know-how of the entire community. Companies and other organizations interested in this team-building volunteer event can contact United Way’s Director of Volunteer Engagement, Dani Ohlman by sending an email to volunteer@uwmidlands.org or calling 402-522-7949.