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Day of Caring 2017

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The United Way of Greater Lima kicks off their second annual Day of Caring. The United Way of Greater Lima kicks off their second annual Day of Caring.

The United Way of Greater Lima kicks off their second annual Day of Caring.  Our Leslie Moreno was at the event and talking to volunteers on the importance of the event. 

"We're so thankful for the  groups that are here at the Red Cross helping us out with things that we often can't get to you know obviously were very busy right now with hurricane response and local disasters among many other things and this is a great time to help us do some touch ups with painting and some of the yard work that were not easily able to get," says Derek Stemen, Executive Director, American Red Cross, Lima. 

Carol Braden-Clarke from United Way of Greater Lima says although most of the volunteer work is simple, there's not always enough man power to get the job done.
"It's a great day to celebrate volunteerism to really learn about the services that are offered in our community and really a great day just to meet new people and just the camaraderie working and volunteering with your coworkers," says Braden-Clarke

And, the volunteers enjoy helping out to make a positive change in their community.

"Absolutely every little bit helps so whatever we can do it makes you feel great," says Kathy Wauben, Volunteer.

"You get to bond with coworkers you meet new friends people from the community that you were early get to see so it's really nice," says Shelly Conner, Volunteer.

"There were around 250 volunteers from local companies and 20 organizations who took part in this years day of caring.

"Every single volunteering opportunity is extremely important to organizations like the American Red Cross," says Stemen.

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