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Days of Caring Comes to UWRC


Days of Caring July 19, 2019

Press Release

Contact: Atina Roberts

(660) 263-6855 | atina@unitedwayrandolphcounty.org

For Immediate Release

Plans Underway for First Days of Caring

July 19, 2019 – Moberly, MO ­– One organization is going to take the guesswork out of volunteering.

“Many times, I’ve heard from individuals that they want to volunteer but can’t get around the logistics of all of it. Well, we are taking care of the logistics, and just ask for volunteers to show up and lend a hand.” shared Atina Roberts, executive director of United Way of Randolph County.

United Way of Randolph County is well into planning their first Days of Caring. On September 20 and 21st, volunteers will be partnered with area nonprofits to complete needed projects. Volunteers will come from local businesses, civic groups, and of course individuals.

“Area nonprofits work on an extremely tight budget, so getting bigger projects done can sometimes take longer than needed because there isn’t the budget for hiring manpower or paying overtime,” explained Roberts.

A few of the projects already submitted include painting, putting up shelves, cleaning, and taking down and replacing a play structure. UWRC will have projects available for all skill levels. If volunteers need a low activity level, UWRC shares they will find the project for them.

“As a mother, a teacher, and community activist I know that any contribution made to the United Way of Randolph County is making a direct impact on the lives of children and families in my community. So, participating in Days of Caring - was a no brainer for me!” explained Kimberly Penton, Huntsville Community Club member and preschool teacher at Community Childcare Learning Center.

All nonprofits will be able to register for volunteers. UWRC serves all of Randolph County, Madison, Middle Grove, and Salisbury. UWRC wants to make sure that nonprofits throughout the area know that they have the support of UWRC, regardless if they are a United Way agency or not.

“The staff at Safe Passage are excited about the first Days of Caring! It is a wonderful opportunity to bring local agencies and volunteers together to get some work done,” said Kelly Pedigo, co-director of Safe Passage.

“All of us want our community to be better, and we all have different ways of getting there. United Way of Randolph County wants to make sure all of the area nonprofits have the tools they need to be successful,” stated Roberts.

Nonprofits and volunteers can register by visiting UWRC’s website at www.UnitedWayRandolphCounty.org.

If you are an individual seeking assistance please call United Way’s 211 or 1-800-427-4626 or visit www.211helps.org to find agencies that can assist you. Funds will not be distributed from United Way of Randolph County directly to individuals.

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The United Way of Randolph County, Inc. was founded in 1969. After 50 years the mission remains the same – supporting programs which create a community where family and community-wellness is promoted; child care and early education are available; basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, and healthcare are met; the lives and independence of the elderly and disabled are enhanced; and youth are provided with opportunities for positive development. Funds are raised through events like Purses with a Purpose and the annual campaign. Roughly 99% of funds raised in Randolph County, stay in Randolph County.

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