Day of Caring

Publix employee Jackie Allen dusts at the Good Samaritan Health Clinic as part of the annual Day of Caring across Cullman County.

Local residents looking for a way to give back to their community can do so with the United Way of Cullman County’s annual Day of Caring, set for next Wednesday.

United Way of Cullman County Executive Director Becky Goff said there are already around 175 volunteers signed up to help, but there is still room for people who want to give a helping hand.

“We’ve got an incredible list of teams and volunteers that have already signed up,” she said. 

The Day of Caring is not limited to United Way partner agencies, and there have been several other local nonprofits that have reached out to ask for volunteers, Goff said.

Projects include community service tasks such as yard work and landscaping, collecting food or supplies for nonprofits or building wheelchair ramps for local residents in need.

Many of the projects can be completed by anyone who wants to help out, but skilled workers are needed for some of them that require more advanced work, Goff said.

Volunteers will meet at the United Way office, at 309 1st Ave NE, at 7:30 for breakfast before heading out to their projects. Volunteers will also receive a Day of Caring t-shirt to recognize their work helping others in the community.

To see a list of volunteer opportunities or to sign up to help a local nonprofit, visit the Events section of the United Way of Cullman County’s Facebook page.

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