The United Way of Lamar County (UWLC) will hold its annual Day of Action on Saturday, June 19th beginning. This year, volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at UWLC’s office, 2340 Lamar Ave. Groups will be assigned a location to help clean garden beds, trim bushes, and other simple outdoor yard work.
The United Way’s Day of Action is a coordinated network-wide global day of service that encourages people to volunteer in their communities. UWLC has received a $1800 grant from United Way Worldwide to underwrite the cost locally.
UWLC Executive Director Jenny Wilson explains, “Our Day of Action grant this year is specifically targeted to help senior citizens. We have collaborated with our partner agency LCHRC Meals on Wheels to identify those who are in need of yard maintenance. We will have gloves and trash bags for all volunteers, and a limited number of rakes and pruning shears. This is a great volunteer opportunity for all ages. So that we know we will have enough volunteers, we are asking everyone to register.
To register, email Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the office at 903-784-6642 or on EventBrite’s website here.