United Way of Central West Virginia will host the seventh annual Day of Caring on Wednesday with more than 600 volunteers and 54 project sites.
The annual volunteer day will benefit nonprofits in the counties of Kanawha, Putnam, Clay and Boone. Day of Caring is a call for people from the community to work together to improve the lives of others. The event also kicks off the United Way fundraising campaign for 2012-2013.
The day begins 10 a.m. Wednesday with a rally and brunch at the Charleston Civic Center. Speaker will be Carl Lee III, former Marshall University and Minnesota Vikings football star. He is also former coach of the West Virginia State Yellow Jackets.
Volunteer teams will work through the afternoon on various community projects doing everything from painting and landscaping to general cleanup.
"Day of Caring gives volunteers a chance to see firsthand the difference being made by social service agencies throughout the area," said John Ballengee, United Way president. "We are thrilled to have a record number of volunteers and projects and applaud the gift of time to the community and the corporate citizenship of the companies and organizations they represent."United Way is a volunteer-led, volunteer-driven organization representing Boone, Clay, Logan, Kanawha and Putnam counties. Go to www.unitedwaycwv.org for more information.