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This weekend, the United Way of Clallam County and United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County will celebrate the Day of Caring.
The Jefferson County agency will mark it today, while in Clallam County, it will be Saturday.
Volunteers will be out in force doing everything from landscaping to painting to cleaning up and repairs.
Companies, faith groups and service clubs have gathered volunteers and adopted projects.
Others who want to participate can show up at kickoff ceremonies in both counties.
In Clallam County, the day is part of United Way’s 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 in Sequim will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at Gerhardt Park, 1610 S. Third Ave.
In Jefferson County, the day serves as the kickoff to United Good Neighbors’ 2013-2014 fundraising campaign.
The event will start at 8:30 a.m. today at Mountain View Commons, 1925 Blaine St.
A continental breakfast will be served, T-shirts will be distributed to volunteers, and the annual UGN “Good Neighbors” award will be presented to a local Good Neighbor from the community.
From 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will spread across the county providing hands-on help — neighbor with neighbor — and working alongside one another.
Volunteer projects include painting, cleanup, organizing and landscaping.
In Jefferson County, to request volunteer assistance for an organization or to sign up a business or organization to offer volunteers for projects, visit UGN’s website at www.weareugn.org or phone the UGN office at 360-385-3797.
Day of Service projects that have been scheduled throughout Clallam County:
■ 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 yard work.
■ Tillicum Park, 1411 S. Forks Ave. — Yard care, weeding and other maintenance.
■ Concerned Citizens, 945 S. Forks Ave. — Painting, landscaping.
■ 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 Saturday morning.