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January 24, 2014

Day of Caring being planned

PLATTSBURGH — On Saturday, April 5, the United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc. is teaming up with the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau and Project HELP at SUNY Plattsburgh for the annual Day of Caring.

This volunteer-driven event has hosted efforts that include cleaning homes of senior citizens, helping complete projects for human-service agencies, building homes through Habitat for Humanity and cleaning up local attractions.

Projects of all types are still being sought throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties for this year’s effort.

Project HELP had more than 400 students volunteer last year.

“Last year, we had incredible success in engaging our student citizens by placing them at local agencies in this wonderful community they call their home away from home,” Michael Cashman, assistant director for campus activities at SUNY Plattsburgh, said in a news release.

“The Day of Caring represents the best of the North Country’s spirit; it is about students, professionals, family, friends and neighbors coming together to serve those in need.”

Kathy Snow, director of development for United Way of the Adirondack Region, said the Day of Caring “is truly a neighbors-helping-neighbors event. It is giving local people that are community minded the opportunity to help local people and agencies…that’s Living United.”

People who have a project to submit for consideration or who would like to volunteer can fill out the Day of Caring application available on the United Way of the Adirondack Region website at unitedwayadk.org.

Projects are due by March 12.

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