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More than 500 volunteers participate in Day of Caring

Stacy Wescoe//June 24, 2022

More than 500 volunteers participate in Day of Caring

Stacy Wescoe//June 24, 2022

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley/Marco Calderon Photography

More than 500 volunteers from area companies worked to complete community service projects at 40 area nonprofits during the 29th United Way Day of Caring in the Lehigh Valley on Thursday.  

“Today is a great day to live, work and give in the Greater Lehigh Valley. You could feel the LIVE UNITED spirit in every corner of the community. I’m grateful to and inspired by the hundreds of people who rolled up their sleeves and invested their talent and energy in serving our community during Day of Caring,” said David Lewis, president of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.  

United Way kicks off its annual campaign with Day of Caring, which is the largest single day volunteer effort in the community.  

“This is just the beginning. Day of Caring gives volunteers and donors the opportunity to see their impact in action. By working together with United Way, we can achieve so much more, and we encourage everyone to get involved and help in any way they can,” said ASR Media Productions President Ashley Russo, who is co-chairing the United Way campaign with her husbandJoseph Russo as well as PPL President and CEO Vince Sorgi and his wife Michelle.  

In the Greater Lehigh Valley, 500 participants from 32 companies and organizations contributed more than 2,800 hours of service, valued at over $78,500, to more than 50 nonprofits in Lehigh and Northampton and counties. Some Day of Caring projects included the painting and refreshing of the Salvation Army Easton Corps with Crayola; organizing and painting Community School spaces at Central Elementary School in Allentown with City Center Allentown and updating the homeless facility at Easton Area Neighborhood Center with Martin Guitar Co. 

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