NEARLY 1000 VOLUNTEERS TO FAN OUT ACROSS GREATER PORTLAND FOR UNITED WAY’S 19TH ANNUAL DAY OF CARING
(Portland, Maine - May 17, 2011) Thursday, May 19th, will see nearly 1,000 volunteers from local companies, schools and non-profit organizations spend a full day working to improve close to 100 community sites, when they participate in United Way’s 19th Annual Day of Caring.
The day will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a kick-off breakfast at the Back Cove soccer field in Portland, after which volunteers, dressed in black LIVE UNITED t-shirts, will spread out to sites throughout Greater Portland to provide volunteer services. Projects this year range from gardening and clean-up, to sorting food7and painting, and are scheduled to end at 3 p.m.
Suzanne McCormick, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Portland, says: “We’re truly grateful for the number of volunteers that turn out every year for our Day of Caring.