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Day of Caring

Pictured at Valparaiso University Law School employees Vanessa Verner, left, and Anne Brandt grill burgers outside St. Agnes Day Service Center last year in Valparaiso as part of the United Way of Porter County’s Day of Caring.

United Way Regional Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers to help area nonprofits during its annual Day of Caring event on Aug. 10.

As the largest single-day volunteer event across Northwest Indiana, Day of Caring brings together nonprofits, local businesses, municipalities, churches, civic groups and individuals to change lives one project at a time.

“This force of humanity sweeps across the Region promoting goodwill while helping to sustain a thriving community,” said Kim Olesker, president and CEO of United Way of Porter County. “The support of volunteers whether on a single day or year-round is the glue that holds our community together.”

United Way is looking for more than 1,500 volunteers to help with 90 service projects in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties. Volunteers can choose from activities such as painting, landscaping, building, cleaning, hosting picnics and taking kids fishing. Volunteers who are unable to participate onsite can still participate by hosting an office collection drive, donating blood at an American Red Cross blood drive and more.

The event is supported by Blachly, Tabor, Bozik & Hartman, Chester Inc., Lakeshore Public Media, McAfee Animal Hospital, The Times Media Group and other community-minded businesses like these.

The day kicks off with two, free rally breakfasts provided by Family Express. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt. Individuals, teams, novices and skilled professionals are encouraged to participate. For more information and to register, visit nwivolunteer.org.

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