United Way bringing communities together with annual Day of Caring

July 20, 2021 | 12:09 am

Updated July 20, 2021 | 6:20 am

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The United Way of the Ohio Valley’s annual “Day of Caring” — which kick-starts their yearly campaign — is slated for July 30. The nonprofit has already organized 23 community projects in Daviess County, and 18 of those have been claimed by local businesses.

The title sponsor of this year’s event is Toyotetsu Mid America (TTMA) and the opening celebration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Owensboro Christian Church, Entrance E.

United Way has ignited change within the Owensboro community and surrounding areas for nearly half a century.

According to their site, United Way’s mission is to unite “communities to deliver solutions that improve the lives of individuals and families” and they envision “communities where every person has access to quality education, financial stability, and a healthy lifestyle.”

The projects range from landscaping, to cleaning and organizing, to organizing food banks, and more. Those interested in helping with one of the projects can contact Blaine Mathew at bmathew@uwov.org or call the office at 270-684-0668.

Mathew is the organization’s manager of digital communications and innovation, and he said the event epitomizes the organization’s mission of “local people helping local people.” The event offers many volunteers an opportunity to understand the growing needs of the community better. 

The United Way of the Ohio Vally serves Daviess, Hancock, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties. Within those counties are nearly 100 agencies that rely on them for funds and assistance. 

Projects are already underway, ranging from building handicap ramps and creating safer homes to building beds and providing services to those in need. The campaign runs through the end of the fall.

July 20, 2021 | 12:09 am

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