2019 Day of Caring

 

Our United  Way  24th Day of Caring created a total value of $82,188.86 benefiting the people in our commnity. The day was Tuesday, May 14th.

With 649 volunteers, 58 businesses involved and over 3,463.5 hours worked! We had a record year, with more volunteers than last year. Our day started at 8:00AM at the Community Building.

The Ladies from our Art and Flower Garden Club had the place decorated with this years camping theme. United Way sponsored a door price including camping related items and necessities.

Rosi Kelso was the lucky winner.

Breakfast was provided by Knepp’s Restaurant with biscuit and gravy. Senior & Family Services and RSVP volunteers were serving breakfast and lunch.  After a hearty start, our volunteers fanned out to go to their assigned place of work. With wonderful weather all outdoor jobs could be worked on and most of them were finished to everyone’s satisfaction.

Ben Miller, director for Camp Illiana, provided lunch for all youth volunteers working at his location. He was also generous to help financing and serving lunch for everyone at the Community Building and his camp. Thank you, Ben!

Casa Sevilla helped to provide lunch to our crews in and arround Odon. Thanks to them!

Our appreciation does not only go out to all our volunteers, but we are thankful for our sponsors- NASCO, GPC, Odon Locker, Terri Kelso Insurance, and Wal Mart.

It’s wonderful to see the Day of Caring in its 24th year and that it’s one of our biggest service days which pulls our community together. Events like this make Daviess County a great place to call HOME!