Area volunteers take time to work for Days of Caring

Monday, September 29, 2003

CHRIS PAGANO*cpagano@semissourian.com

During the 2003 United Way's Days of Caring Campaign held Sept. 22 to 27, Wood and Huston Bank employees helped provide meals to senior citizens. Seen loading meals into coolers ready to take off and deliver meals are, from left, Carolyn Taylor, Tonya Huffman, Barry Randolph bank president and Jennifer Royle.Southeast Missourian

Southeast Missouri State University and the Volunteer Intergenerational Center collaborated to hold the 2003 Days of Caring from Sept. 22 to 27.

During this week of caring volunteers from businesses and the university took time out of their workdays to volunteer at Area Wide United Way agencies. This opportunity allowed individuals to not only give back but to learn more about how agencies affect people's lives and how donated dollars affect the community.

Wood and Huston Bank, St. Francis Medical Center and Auto Tire and Parts allowed employees to take time to work in the community serving meals, tutoring and making needed repairs.

Several Southeast Missouri State University students, as well as sororities and fraternities and clubs, also participated.

Agencies providing Days of Caring projects included the Family Resource Center, Boys and Girls Club, American Red Cross, Cape Senior Center and the Boy Scouts. In addition, University Days of Caring volunteers helped with the American Heart Association Heart Walk.

For information on how to become a volunteer, call VIC at 335-7555 or the Area Wide United Way at 334-9634.

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