More than 1,000 volunteers give back to their community for ‘Day of Caring’


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Volunteers spend part of their Friday giving back to their community.

It’s the 26th United Way of Southwestern Indiana’s annual Day of Caring.

The day began with breakfast at Bosse Field.

More than 1,000 volunteers spread throughout Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer counties doing volunteer work at 50 non-profit locations, which included landscaping, painting, reading to pre-school students and taking care of the elderly.

Eyewitness News’ Shelley Kirk had the honor of being the MC for Friday’s event.

United Way’s first Day of Caring was in 1994 and that year, 80 volunteers took part. It has now grown to over 1,000.

Now, it’s the largest one-day volunteer event in southwest Indiana.

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(This story was originally published on September 13, 2019)

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