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Fifth Day of Action Sees Hundreds of United Way of Central Maryland Volunteers Roll Up Their Sleeves to Help Their Communities

April 8, 2021

Local organizations and individuals helped their neighbors, participated in more than 40 volunteer opportunities throughout central Maryland

Baltimore, MD (October 4, 2018) – Today, hundreds of residents united in locations all over central Maryland, rolled up their sleeves, got their hands dirty and helped their neighbors at more than 40 locations during United Way of Central Maryland’s fifth annual Day of Action. The volunteer work was targeted in central Maryland neighborhoods where residents could use a hot meal, and where shelters and schools need a little extra tender loving care.

“United Way’s Day of Action is all about being the change you want to see in your community,” said Franklyn Baker, President and CEO, United Way of Central Maryland. “Together, we can achieve so much more than we can alone. Friends and colleagues working side by side to improve lives and neighborhoods is central to our work at United Way, which would not be possible without the dedication and time our volunteers selflessly provide.”

Volunteer teams from central Maryland businesses, government, other organizations as well as individuals all gave a few hours on Thursday to make a real difference in their communities. Day of Action is an annual community service effort hosted by the local nonprofit that fights for the education, financial stability and health of everyone in central Maryland.

With more than 40 volunteer opportunities today, this year’s Day of Action was, by far, United Way of Central Maryland’s most impactful event yet. The projects took place in areas that United Way of Central Maryland serves: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties and Baltimore City.

For more information on the projects local volunteers participated in today, please visit

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