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United Way “Day of Action” Unites Local Organizations with 31 Community Service Projects

Annual event provides opportunity for involvement beyond financial contributions

Baltimore, MD (October 13, 2015) – Volunteer teams from regional organizations will participate in United Way of Central Maryland’s “Day of Action,” a community service effort centered around education, health programs and housing and income. Opportunities requested by partner nonprofits across the region are still available for individuals to sign up and join United Way of Central Maryland’s effort to connect volunteers and community service projects committed to improving lives.

Included in this year’s 31 volunteer projects are:

•   Preparing and serving meals at Lighthouse Inc. (Anne Arundel County)

•   Renovations to the Franciscan Center (Baltimore City)

•   Reading to students at Community Action Council’s Story Time and Art at Dasher Green Head Start Center (Howard County)

•   Helping build homes with Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna (Harford County)

•   Winterizing the garden at Human Services Program of Carroll County (Carroll County)

Projects will take place in the areas United Way of Central Maryland serves: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties and Baltimore City.

“United Way and its volunteers are out in the community all year long reading to kids, making meals for our neighbors in need, and serving those experiencing homelessness,” said Mark Furst, president and CEO of United Way of Central Maryland. “Day of Action is one day we all can come together to shine a spotlight on all the great opportunities people can get involved in to help children and families have a brighter future.”

In addition to the volunteer teams from regional organizations, United Way is looking for volunteers to participate on October 15. Those interested can find out more information by visiting the event page.

Businesses, governments and organizations participating in Day of Action include UPS, Cobham Advance Electronic Solutions, Transamerica, SECU, Delta, Baltimore County Government, Connections Education, Rosemore Inc, TDAmeritrade, and all of United Way’s local partnership boards.

“I am proud to participate in United Way’s Day of Action. UPS and United Way have a long-standing partnership, working together to change the odds for those less fortunate in our community,” said Kip Hollar, Community Relations Supervisor for UPS Chesapeake District. “We are thrilled to support the work of United Way and its partner agencies, and we are reminded that the needs of our community extend far beyond what can be accomplished in a single day or even a month.”

United Way of Central Maryland provides up to date volunteer opportunities on its website. To find out how you can go beyond Day of Action and volunteer with United Way, visit the volunteer calendar.

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About United Way of Central Maryland

For nearly 90 years, United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) has been the region’s human service leader, encouraging all central Marylanders to give, advocate and volunteer. Its mission is to mobilize the community to improve people’s lives. UWCM is dedicated to helping individuals and families facing poverty meet their basic needs, stabilize and achieve self-sufficient lives. By drawing upon local knowledge, data and expertise to understand the community’s needs, UWCM is able to identify where gaps exist and concentrate on what works in addressing them – serving as a powerful advocate on critical health and human issues. UWCM supports programs and initiatives in the city of Baltimore and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. For more information, visit www.uwcm.org.

United Way “Day of Action” Unites Local Organizations with 31 Community Service Projects