Submitted by United Way of Clatsop County

United Way of Clatsop County is excited to invite community members to the 2018 Day of Caring event on April 21. The Day of Caring is a county-wide opportunity for community members to give something back to their community by volunteering time and talent. For this year’s projects, United Way of Clatsop County has partnered with local schools and parks. Family, friends, co-workers, and civic groups are all invited to help make a “BIG” Difference on this day by lending a hand to the heart of our community. Volunteers who sign up by April 6 will receive a LIVE UNITED Hat!Volunteers may choose from any of the six Day of Caring Sites to volunteer at.

In Astoria: Tapiola Park and Evergreen Fields need a hand sprucing up the ball fields for the softball and baseball season. New bark chips for the playground, tree wells for over 100 trees and painting of the dugouts and picnic shelters.

In Seaside: Seaside Heights Elementary needs help with bridge and trail maintenance to keep the outdoor learning opportunities safe and accessible. The Seaside community gardens need help prepping for the upcoming planting season.

In Warrenton: Trail Maintenance on the waterfront trail between the Lewis & Clark Bridge and the Young’s Bay Bridge. Camp Kiwanilong needs help prepping the grounds for upcoming summer youth programs.

All volunteers are invited to attend a thank you BBQ at Camp Kiwanilong at 3:30 p.m. for community building, entertainment and s’mores around the campfire!

All supplies and food are being generously provided by the following sponsors: Home Depot, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Columbia Memorial Hospital, Clatsop Community Bank, SOLVE, Recology, Van Dusen Beverages, Aquafina, Astoria Co-op, Baked Alaska, and Meadows Broadcasting Hits 94.3 KRKZ.

United Way of Clatsop County’s mission is to improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our Clatsop Communities. Crucial funding for our partners agencies is raised through an annual giving campaign, employee payroll deductions and special events. Advocacy through our community partners fights for the health and safety of every person in Clatsop County. Volunteering through the many community opportunities improves lives for everyone.
To signup for the Day of Caring go to the United Way of Clatsop County website or call 503-325-1961.

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