---- — PLATTSBURGH — Hundreds are expected to volunteer for the Day of Caring this year, and projects are sought to keep them busy.
Set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, the volunteer-driven event has, in the past, included efforts such as cleaning homes of senior citizens, helping complete projects for regional human-service agencies, building homes through Habitat for Humanity and cleaning up local attractions.
The focus of the annual event, which is a joint initiative of the United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc., Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau and Project HELP at SUNY Plattsburgh, is to address urgent needs in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.
More than 300 students volunteered through Project HELP 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, coordinator for student activities and volunteerism at the college, said in a press 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.”
“The day is truly a neighbors-helping-neighbors event,” United Way Director of Develoment Kathy Snow said.
April 6 is the deadline to submit projects for consideration. Find the Day of Caring application at unitedwayadk.org.
For more information, call 563-0028.