2004 campaign marked by volunteerism

Monday, October 18, 2004

The United Way of Southeast Missouri began its 2004 campaign in September. Many companies will be running their campaigns through October. Blitz Day, made up of volunteers recruited through local United Way-funded agencies and local businesses to solicit support for the campaign, kicked off Sept. 15.

Days of Caring, a United Way event to encourage local volunteerism, kicked off a week of projects ranging from yardwork to paperwork, beginning Sept. 20. More than 50 people helped complete more than 15 projects, for more than 150 hours of volunteer time.

Volunteers helped at United Way-funded agencies serving hot meals and delivering them to seniors, painting hallways at the American Red Cross and spending time with youths to further their self-esteem. Playing to foster a positive self-image for children included engaging in dodge ball with youths at the Boys and Girls Club.

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