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More than 800 people from 70 local businesses, schools and organizations volunteered their time to do great things for our community on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 as United Way of Central West Virginia hosted its 12th annual Day of Caring event.
Volunteers representing people of all ages brought the 'Give a Helping Hand' fundraising and service campaign to life! They were paired with local non-profit agencies in Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Logan, and Putnam counties and assisted with 65 hands-on projects such as painting, cleaning, landscaping, construction, and installing Born Le arning Trails.
Margaret Ann O'Neal, President of United Way of Central West Virginia said, "Day of Caring is one of the largest gatherings of volunteers in our state. The fact that over 800 volunteers and over 65 projects can come together for a day and truly GIVE A HELPING HAND to others is outstanding.  Our volunteers often perform tasks that our agency partners simply could not afford to do on their own.  Important work is accomplished, money is saved, team building happens and fun is had by one and all.  Our gratitude goes out to everyone involved in organizing this event, especially the awesome staff of United Way of Central West Virginia."
Kanawha and Putnam County volunteers attended the Day of Caring kick-off rally at  Appalachian Power Park with  Former Mountaineer coach Don Nehlen and Marshall coach Bob Pruett as guest speakers!  Kick-off rallies also took place at the same time in Boone, Clay and Logan counties. Participants then went to their project sites to begin their volunteer work from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Day of Caring promotes the value of volunteerism and demonstrates that we can work together to create positive change in the lives of children, families and seniors.  Community Service Director Lisa Hudnall said, "We are so very thankful for the hundreds of dedicated volunteers cheerfully willing to help out.  Our theme is 'Give a Helping Hand' and each volunteer, whether a 5th grade class from Mountain View Elementary School or a young at heart senior with the RSVP program will truly make a difference for our community."
Click to watch our 2017 Day of Caring video:
  • Kanawha/Putnam Counties - Appalachian Power Park
  • Boone County - Racine Park, Racine
  • Clay County - Clay County Park, Maysel
  • Logan County - Chief Logan State Park, Logan

Boone County
  • United Way of Central WV Born Learning Trail: John Slack Park at Racine; A Born Learning Trail features age-appropriate, simple-to-construct activities with ten games on engaging signs that are placed along a trail. Volunteers will install the 10 signs on wood posts; colorful sidewalk art will be painted to go along with the signs!   
  • B.A.R.N. Community Group: Nellis; Volunteers helped transition the old Nellis grade school into a community center.   
Clay County
  • United Way Born Learning; Clay County Park at Maysel; Volunteers will install the 10 signs on wood posts; colorful sidewalk art will be painted to go along with the signs!  

Kanawha County
  • United Way Born Learning; Magic Island, CharlestonCharleston Main Street West Side:  Gallery 64 - Pennsylvania Avenue between W. Washington St. and Lee St.; The piers that were painted in the last few years needed from volunteers. 
  • RCCR:  1117 Quarrier Street, Charleston; The Samaritan Inn is a transitional residential living program with supportive services for homeless adult men.  Volunteers painted the living facilities.
  • United Way Food Drive; 1 United Way Square, Charleston; United Way of Central WV AmeriCorps*VISTA members collected, sorted and distributed donated food to five local food pantries.  These pantries will share the food with local individuals and families in need. 
  • The Salvation Army; 301 Tennessee Avenue, Charleston; volunteers helped out with landscaping, cleaning and organizing at the Boys & Girls Club, Thrift Store and Area Command building.
Logan County
  • United Way Born Learning; Chief Logan State Park, Logan; Volunteers will install the 10 signs on wood posts; colorful sidewalk art will be painted to go along with the signs!  
Putnam County
  • United Way Born Learning; Hurricane City Park, HurricaneVolunteers will install the 10 signs on wood posts; colorful sidewalk art will be painted to go along with the signs!  
Day of Caring Agencies
  • Buffalo Senior Center
  • FamilyCare Health Centers Putnam County
  • Heartbeat of the Valley TVCOG
  • Teays Valley Church of God
  • Teays Valley Clothing Closet
  • United Way of Central WV - Putnam County
  • B.A.R.N. Community Group
  • Town of Whitesville
  • United Way of Central WV Boone County
  • Upper Big Branch Miners
  • LifeBridge AmeriCorps - Clay County
  • FamilyCare Health Centers Boone County
  • United Way of Central WV - Logan County
  • Covenant House
  • Girls Scout of Black Diamond Council
  • Religious Coalition of Community Renewal
  • Roark Sullivan Lifeway Center
  • Heart and Hand Outreach Ministries
  • Faith in Action
  • Charleston Kanawha Housing Authority - Carroll Terrace
  • Charleston's Main Streets WEST SIDE
  • Good News Mountaineer Garage
  • Mountain Mission
  • St. Albans Housing Authority
  • Tyler Mountain / Cross Lanes Community Services Community Garden
  • American Red Cross
  • Arts in Action
  • Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley, Inc.
  • Hubbard Hospice House
  • Living AIDS Memorial Garden
  • The Salvation Army Area Command
  • The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
  • The Salvation Army Thrift Store
  • United Way of Central WV - Kanawha County
  • YWCA Past & Present
  • YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program
  • Believe in WV - Storehouse WV
  • Charleston Kanawha Housing Authority - Little Page Terrace
  • Manna Meal
  • Piedmont Elementary
  • Union Mission Ministries
  • Metro Valley Gabriel Project
  • WV Health Right
  • YWCA Mel Wolf Child Development Center
  • YWCA Sojourner's Shelter for Women and Families
  • United Way of Central WV - Clay County
  • Rea of Hoppe Fellowship Home, Inc.
  • Kanawha Charleston Humane Association
  • Ronald McDonald House of Southern WV
  • YWCA Shanklin Center for Senior Enrichment
  • United Way of Central WV AmeriCorps VISTA
  • West Side Community Garden
  • Daymark
  • Kanawha Charleston Health Department
  • LifeBridge AmeriCorps
  • Pro Kids
  • Greater Kanawha Long Term Recovery
  • Upper Kanawha Valley Starting Points Family Resource Center
United Way Day of Caring Teams
  • ServPro of North Kanawha Valley
  • Stonerise at Home
  • Putnam Wellness Coalition
  • WV Childcare Association
  • Meadowbrook Elementary School
  • People Federal Credit Union
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • City National Bank - Putnam
  • The B.A.R.N. Group
  • Enervest
  • Boone Memorial Hospital
  • RSVP of Boone County
  • LifeBridge AmeriCorps
  • Triana
  • Hill Chiropractic
  • STAR USA Federal Credit Union
  • Charleston Internal Medicine
  • United Bank
  • WV American Water
  • Babst Calland
  • RSVP of Kanawha County
  • United Way Agency Executives
  • Marshall University School of Medicine
  • BB&T
  • The DOW Chemical Company
  • Huntington National Bank
  • Commercial Insurance Services
  • Northeast Natural Energy
  • Marvin Grayson
  • University of Charleston Radiologic Science
  • Enterprise
  • Sarah Busse
  • CAMC Civic Affairs
  • Target
  • Rainbow Pride
  • Capital High School
  • Ernst & Young
  • WV Power Baseball, LLC
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman
  • DOW
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Kroger
  • HospiceCare
  • Mission WV
  • Public Relations Society of America - WV Chapter
  • KPCC
  • City National Bank
  • Highmark
  • Recovery Point
  • Jim Harris
  • Wanda Hightower
  • Genesis
  • CAMC Women's & Children's Hospital
  • Clay County Regional Family Resource Network
  • Parents & Teachers
  • Herman & Cormany
  • Unicare Healthplan of WV
  • AEP Customer Operations - Hurricane
  • University of Charleston Sports Medicine Club
  • Hurston Vinson
  • Pastor Donny Wells
  • Suddenlink
  • EnAct
  • LifeBridge AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Marriott
  • Kanawha Communities that Care
  • TW Metals
  • TransCanada Corporation
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Missionaries
  • Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley
  • Wanna Buzzard
  • Dennis Ferrell
  • WVCDHub
  • The Burdette and Hanna families
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