United Way of Fort Smith Area will hold its annual Day of Caring on April 18th. Day of Caring, is a community-wide event benefiting community partners in Crawford, Franklin, LeFlore, Logan, Sebastian and Sequoyah counties.
On Day of Caring, volunteer teams from local companies and businesses, families and individuals work together to complete projects and conduct special programs for United Way’s community partners who, much of the time, lack the necessary resources and manpower to tackle the projects. These projects range from visiting with the elderly in local nursing homes or painting a room to engaging in outdoor activities such as landscaping or washing windows.
This year the City of Mansfield has submitted a project for which they need 10 volunteers. The project is to paint the gazebo and public bathrooms, trim shrubs, install swing chains and seats, and paint fire plugs. Lunch will be provided to volunteers as well as any tools needed to complete the projects.
There are a total of 87 volunteer projects, with over 1000 volunteer opportunities available in our six-county service area. If you are not able to volunteer in Mansfield there are projects available in Alma, Barling, Booneville, Charleston, Fort Smith, Greenwood, Mulberry, Ozark, Paris, Poteau, Sallisaw and Van Buren. If you would like to view the projects and sign up to volunteer go to United Way Fort Smith .
There will be a kick-off breakfast at 8am in Fort Smith at Harry E. Kelly Riverfront Park and at 7:45 am in Booneville at the Jeral L. Hampton Meeting Place . If you sign up to volunteer by March 15th, you will receive a free t shirt. For more information on Day of Caring, contact Mitzy Little or Carrie Terry at 479-782-1311.
Artilce, and photo provided by Mitzy Little, Marketing Director, United Way of Fort Smith Area