A large number of volunteers in the community came together for one day to help others at United Way of Scott County’s 2010 Annual Day of Caring on Saturday, May 15th.
Over 100 volunteers donated their time and talent to complete 17 projects in Scott County. These projects included painting, yard work, washing houses, general house maintenance, planting flowers and more. They were all done to help local senior citizens, individuals with disabilities and service agencies. Teams were from New Chapel United Methodist Church, Bethel Baptist Church, Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council, New Hope Services, AmeriCorps, Multi-Color Corp., First Southern Baptist Church and ILPEA Industries, along with many individual volunteers.
The Day of Caring has been an annual tradition in Scott County since 1998. One of the goals is to demonstrate how volunteering can make a positive impact on community problems.
“It was an outstanding commitment to the community by a wonderful group of volunteers,” said Daniel Evans. “It was an excellent demonstration of the sense of community that is prevalent in Scott County.”
There were numerous sponsors that also helped make the day possible. AVI Foodsystems donated chips, meat and buns. Hardy’’s Caféé donated biscuits and gravy for breakfast, Vail’s Lumber provided a discount on materials, the City of Scottsburg assisted with site cleanup, Scott’s Ace Hardware assisted with materials, and First Southern Baptist Church provided the church location as a meeting place. Other sponsors included Tony Thieneman of Shelby County Co-op, and Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive.
The Day of Caring committee members were Daniel Evans, Libby Warren, Danny Jackson, Jessica Hunley, Susanna Hillenburg, and Tammy Young.
United Way of Scott County would like to extend a thank you to all volunteers, United Way board and committee members, sponsors and donors who helped make the event a success.