Nearly 700 volunteers pitched in and lent a hand to their neighbors in Livingston County’s largest one-day community service event.
The Livingston County United Way’s 20th annual Day of Caring was held last Wednesday, August 10th.
689 volunteers worked on 58 projects, including replacing doors, toilets, sinks, painting, household cleaning, yard clean up and deck repairs.
United Way officials say that each year, they receive many project requests from seniors and people with disabilities hoping to simply live safely in their homes.
“Often this is yard work or light cleaning or this year even a couple doors that were broken,” said a press release. “These simple supports can make a huge difference.”
One homeowner shared their story.
“My lawn mower broke and there was some significant overgrowth that I was unable to do on my own,” said the resident. “The group of young ladies were wonderful and worked their hands off. I seriously thought the job was bigger than anyone could handle in a day, but these young people impressed me beyond my expectations. I felt so blessed.”
Among the volunteers were 36 companies that brought a team as well as 6 local high schools teams.
Also noted were the sponsors, including Griffith Realty, Hanover Insurance, Bank of Ann Arbor, Hartland Insurance Agency, Meijer, Lake Trust Credit Union, Asahi Kasei, Lindhout and Associates, Chestnut Realty, Physicians Health, Ecto HR, PCIA, Pro-Motion Physical Therapy, Cobb Hall Insurance, Howell Walmart, Lawrence Auto Body and the Livingston Women’s Club.
In-Kind Sponsors include: Beauchamp Water, Brighton Rotary Raiders, CGC Water, City of Howell and Pepsi Beverage Company.