United Way Of Bradford County Hosts “Day Of Caring”
Penelec Employees Among Volunteers
They stood in the large white room, paint brushes in hand, ready to work. They assessed the task at hand—painting an entire room filled with bookshelves, sliding doors and huge windows. They were excited and ready to help. “They” were seven employees from Penelec who stepped forward to volunteer for United Way of Bradford County’s first “Day of Caring” event. Volunteers included Steve Beers, Terry Burlew, Sylvia Newman, Casey Nilon, Jody Place, Wendy Roof and Jeanne Young.
This year’s “Day of Caring” project took place on Oct. 20 at the Abuse & Rape Crisis Center (ARCC), which is one of United Way’s funded agencies. The Penelec volunteers spent the day painting a room inside the ARCC.
“We are just so happy to be a part of this and help where we can,” said Jody Place from Penelec.
“The needs are constant and we are always looking for volunteers,” said Amy Miller of the Abuse & Rape Crisis Center (ARCC.) “This project was a win-win.”
Penelec employees learned about services ARCC provides, and ARCC got a much needed paint job in their office room. This project is one of many United Way plans to offer during next year’s signature “Day of Caring” event, paired with their Annual Fundraising Campaign, which runs from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15.
Day of Caring helps promote volunteerism, community spirit and unity—and provides an opportunity for volunteers to experience first-hand the impact of their donations. Readers interested in learning more about United Way of Bradford can log on to www.unitedwaybradfordcounty.org or call 570-247-5569.