6th Annual Day of Caring - June 17th!

unitedwaywordsUnited Way of Mason County is recruiting volunteers for its 6th Annual Day of Caring event on Tuesday, June 17. The one-day family friendly event celebrates giving, caring, and making a difference by doing what matters, together, to benefit the shared community.

Volunteers are matched with projects throughout Mason County, each donating the gift of time and talent, giving back needed resources to local non-profits, schools and government agencies.

This year's projects include painting and gathering firewood at the 4-H Panhandle Camp, to setting up house for the new Mason County Shelter, to sprucing up numerous City & County Parks, to painting the new Habitat for Humanity Store & more. United Way currently has 18 project sites registered covering all quadrants of Mason County, with several more pending.

With the help of 260 volunteers, last year's event saved more than $22,000 in combined labor costs for the 23 projects involved. In Washington State, each hour of a volunteer's time is valued at $22.  "We are excited to see the number of volunteers increase each year, this year, our goal is to have 300 participants," said Executive Director, Tamra Ingwaldson.  To register as an individual or team (family, workplace, faith group, etc.) download forms at www.unitedwaymasonco.org. To ensure enough lunches and time to match up, please RSVP by May 30th. 

The 2014 Day of Caring sponsors (as of press time) are: Gold Level Sponsors - Mason County Life, Columbia Bank, Harrison Medical Center, KMAS, Our Community Credit Union, Gillis Auto, McCarty & Associates "a marketing firm", and Mason County Journal. Silver Level Sponsors - Peninsula Credit Union, Green Diamond Resource Company, Hood Canal Communications, Heritage Bank, Fred Meyers, and Black Star.

For information, call Tamra Ingwaldson at United Way at (360) 426-4999 or visit www.unitedwaymasonco.org.

May 13, 2014/United Way of Mason County Press Release