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8th Annual Day of Caring

There is still time to sign up, seniors and the disabled in Coos Bay and North Bend may have yard work done for free at their homes on April 23rd though a program coordinated by United Way of Southwestern Oregon and NW Natural.

This project is called the “Day of Caring” and will involve service clubs and other volunteers who will stack wood, mow lawns, carry away trash and do other needed yard work. This is the eight year United Way is offering this program.  Last year more than 180 volunteers helped at the home of 74 families in need of help.

United Way wants to offer a helping hand to those who need it while we beautify the Bay Area.  While United Way is contacting local senior centers, government agencies, churches and others to find people in need, any Bay Area senior or disabled individual interested in receiving help is invited to apply by contacting United Way at 541-267-5202 or e mail: uwswo@frontier.com.

To be eligible, a person must be a senior or disabled, live within the city limits of Coos Bay/North Bend and have a manual labor project approved by United Way Day of Caring volunteers.

The event is being coordinated with Les’ Sanitary Service and Coos Bay Sanitary Service who are providing free disposal service, and the Cities of Coos Bay and North Bend.   NW Natural Gas is hosting a celebration/appreciation” BBQ for volunteers when their work is done.


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