United Way plans volunteer work across Peninsula

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United Way of Clallam County is planning volunteer opportunities Saturday, designated as the agency’s Day of Caring.

The agency has been arranging community volunteer opportunities for many years as part of the beginning of the United Way annual fund drive.

United Way is working with the city of Sequim through the National Day of Service program associated with honoring those who lost their lives and worked to save lives after 9/11.

Kickoff ceremonies for the day in Sequim will be at 8 a.m. at Gerhardt Park, 1610 S. Third Ave.

Sequim volunteers are invited to join in the activities.

Port Angeles City Councilman Patrick Downie again is serving as the 2013 United Way volunteer coordinator for activities and volunteer groups for this event, as he has for the past two years.

“Volunteers get back so much more from their community work than they actually give,” Downie said.

Companies, faith groups and service clubs are gathering a corps of volunteers and adopting projects for a team-building opportunity.

Other community members and especially families are welcome to join in the fun.

Day of Service projects that have been scheduled throughout Clallam County are:


■ City of Sequim Gerhardt Park — Yard care and repairs.

■ Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, 400 W. Fir St. — Painting, repairs and yardwork.


■ Tillicum Park, 1411 S. Forks Ave. — Yard care, weeding and other maintenance.

■ Concerned Citizens, 945 S. Forks Ave. — Painting, landscaping.

Port Angeles

■ Estuary Park — Landscaping and cleanup.

■ Port Angeles unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, 2620 S. Francis St. — Painting and interior maintenance.

■ First Step Family Support Center, 325 E. Sixth St. — Cleaning windows, toys, yard.

■ Volunteer Chores Services Paint the Town — Paint house at 2436 E. Ryan St.

■ Healthy Families of Clallam County, 1210 E. Front St., Suite C — Paint, shampoo carpets, clean toys.

■ Captain Joseph House, 1108 S. Oak St. — Interior demolition and other work.

■ St. Andrew’s Place, 520 E. Park Ave. — Build exterior walkway access.

■ Mosaic — Polishing pews at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Lopez Ave., in thanks for the use of office/classroom space.

If a person, a work group or a family would like to volunteer, phone United Way at 360-457-3011 or show up at particular projects on Saturday morning.

Last modified: September 11. 2013 5:37PM
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