Help out with ‘Day of Action’

Published 5:40 pm Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Most people know that the United Way helps the community by collecting donations to help service organizations. However, this Saturday, members of the local United Way board of directors will also offer their time and labor to help meet the needs of Decatur County.

Saturday, from 8 a.m. until noon, volunteers and United Way board members will work together at the local Salvation Army at 600 S. Scott St., as a part of the first ever “Day of Action.” Some of the activities planned include power washing and cleaning the Salvation Army building, and painting and organizing the building’s receiving room.

In addition, citizens are invited to help by dropping off items for donation Saturday, including 8-by-11 white copy paper, peanut butter and rice. Other items requested for donation include adult and children’s diapers, wheelchairs, walkers and crutches, and Bibles and clean men’s clothing.

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It is truly inspiring to see a community organization, like the United Way, come together to help meet the immediate needs of another community organization, the Salvation Army. In many communities, agencies often bicker and fight over petty details and lose sight of their ultimate mission — to make their neighborhoods a better place to live. It is good to see that agencies are so willing to work together, here in Bainbridge.

Call (229) 246-9288 if you would like to help with the “Day of Action.”