On Friday, October 18, United Way of Horry County will host its 26th Annual Day of Caring. This day brings together hundreds of volunteers that will work together on projects to make a change and better the community by participating in various work projects at nonprofit agencies throughout Horry County.
United Way of Horry County has decided on 14 projects with activities including painting, landscaping, power washing, and other beautification projects. Projections will be completed at community partner organizations including: A Father’s Place, Churches Assisting People, Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach, Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs, Neighbor to Neighbor, New Directions, North Strand Helping Hand, North Strand Housing Shelter, SOS Health Care, South Strand Recreation Center, Rape Crisis Center and Finklea Community Center.
“The Day of Caring is a perfect example of when Horry County truly lives united. This event is not a fundraiser, nor a campaign, it’s simply an event that United Way of Horry County puts on to help organizations in need,” said Blakely Roof, President and CEO of United Way of Horry County. “Volunteers are the backbone to nonprofit organizations and we are thrilled to see hundreds of people in our community get excited about volunteering for the 26th year in a row!”
Day of Caring will begin at Carolina Forest Recreation Center with breakfast, sponsored by Eggs Up Grill of Conway, at 8 a.m. Once breakfast comes to an end, volunteers will report to their assigned projects.
Day of Caring is sponsored by C.L. Benton and Sons, HTC, Coldwell Banker-Chicora Advantage and Horry Electric Cooperative.
For more information or to register to volunteer visit www.unitedwayhorry.org or contact Jentry Ward at 843-421-3996.