United Way kicks off 2008 campaign

CHENANGO COUNTY – The rain didn’t stop local residents from coming out and volunteering for their community on Saturday, during the Second Annual United Way Day of Caring.

The official kick off to the Chenango United Way campaign was a huge success according to Campaign Coordinator Victoria Mitchell. “Last year, 95 individuals donated their time at 13 project sites for the Day of Caring. This year, we were looking for 125 to 150 volunteers and 15 to 18 project sites,” Mitchell said. “Today we have 217 volunteers working at 23 project sites around the county.”

Volunteers donated half a day to help non-profit agencies complete projects. The day’s work included landscaping, painting, cleaning, serving food at soup kitchens, working at blood drives and other tasks aimed at helping the local non-profit agencies.

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