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Annual Day of Caring approaching

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The annual Day of Caring sponsored by The United Way of Putnam County is getting close.

Volunteers and projects are still needed for Sept. 5 event.

Anyone who has a project they need help with can contact the United Way. Projects can include helping to build structures, cleaning up areas, painting, lawn care projects or just about anything that needs done.

Anyone can participate as a volunteer.

Businesses, employee groups from local corporations, church and youth groups, as well as civic and philanthropic groups are encouraged to come spend the day giving back to the community.

"There is an opportunity for you to get involved no matter what your interest or skill level," said Putnam County United Way Director David English. "Projects may include painting a room, cleaning out a flowerbed or sorting canned food. We'll have plenty of things for everyone to do," he said.

The day begins with volunteers gathering at the Walden Inn and Conference Center at 8 a.m. for the Annual United Way of Putnam County Kick-Off Breakfast.

DePauw University's new President Dr. Brian Casey will be the featured speaker at the event.

Following the hour-long breakfast, volunteers will report to their work groups around 9 a.m.

"This is an opportunity for many local organizations to get help with much needed volunteer assistance," said English.

For information, ask for help with a project or to volunteer, call the United Way at 653-5638 or send an e-mail to unitedway@airhop.com.

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