12th Annual Day of Caring!
United Way of Southwestern Oregon announces our 12th annual Day of Caring on Saturday, June 20, 2020! Our Day of Caring pairs community volunteers with local individuals, businesses, and nonprofits working toward improving community health and restoring community pride. This year we are pleased to continue our Coos Bay/North Bend yardwork assistance program for seniors and persons with disabilities, which will be extended to the Coquille/Myrtle Point communities thanks to generous funding from our sponsors. Also thanks to sponsor generosity, we are thrilled to extend this event to Port Orford and Gold Beach, where volunteer committees are hard at work identifying neighborhood beautification projects that will benefit the whole community.
Volunteers are needed – teams of families, friends, coworkers, businesses and clubs are welcome! Volunteers need to be able to provide their own equipment and transportation.
- Coos Bay/North Bend and Coquille/Myrtle Point communities: Volunteers will help homeowners with yardwork, including mowing lawns, stacking wood, cleaning gutters, and other needed yard work, free of charge. We will be partnering with local agencies and organizations to identify participants in need of services. Seniors and persons with a disability who own their home and live in North Bend, Coos Bay, Myrtle Point, or Coquille are encouraged to apply. (Outlying area residents may request services as well; assistance to outlying areas is dependent upon volunteer availability, we will do our best to accommodate.) Interested applicants and volunteers can contact Lani Schreiber (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to sign up. The deadline to sign up for services or volunteer to help is May 31, 2020.
- Port Orford/Gold Beach communities: Neighborhood beautification projects are currently under development – please contact Beth Barker-Hidalgo (email@example.com) for more information!
This year’s event sponsors include the Eugene and Marlaina Johnston Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, and the Coquille Tribal Community Fund.