Day of Caring a community success

Sep. 23—GREENSBURG — Ninety-five volunteers did their part Wednesday to make Decatur County a better place to live and work by furthering the causes of several local nonprofit organizations during the Decatur County United Fund's annual Day of Caring.

According to a news release sent to the Daily News, local nonprofit organizations in Decatur County hosted volunteers at a variety of times between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Employee teams from area companies as well as individual volunteers participated in completing 23 projects, bringing them closer in touch with the needs that exist in The Decatur County community.

The projects support Decatur County United Fund's mission of "Together Building Hope, Health, & Stability for Our Community."

"We know that we can accomplish so much more when we work together," Decatur County United Fund Executive Director Joane Cunningham said. "It takes all kinds of help to make a community stronger. Creating real change is possible when people roll up their sleeves and work together. The weather was in our favor, and this is a perfect example of teamwork."

Cunningham said she is grateful for the number of companies in the community that make a commitment to engage their employees in volunteer work.

"Volunteers make a real difference in people's lives every day," she said. "We are thrilled to connect 95 individuals, employee teams and high school students to meaningful, local volunteer projects on our Day of Caring. A job well done by all."

This event is a tradition for many area companies and organizations.

Projects ranged from food prep, weeding and trimming shrubs and flower beds, power washing, washing windows and baseboards, organizing and painting.

In addition, teams painted playground equipment, installed transfers on shirts and hats, painted kennels, and cleaned a fire house and trucks.

Day of Caring community improvement events take place throughout the nation and involved thousands of volunteers doing their part to help improve the quality of life in their communities.

If you would like more information about the local Day of Caring, call Cunningham at 821-663-3342, email or visit