United Way seeks volunteers for 'Day of Caring' event to honor 9/11 victims

WESTOVER, N.Y. - The United Way of Broome County is seeking help as it continues its tradition of honoring the lives lost on September 11th by doing a series of good works.

The United Way is currently recruiting volunteers for its annual Day of Caring.

On or about September 11th each year teams of volunteers perform community service projects at local non-profit organizations including the YMCA Family Center in Westover.

Over the years, participants have assisted the Y with landscaping, staining the pavilion and mulching the playground.

This year, its gym is in need of a paint job.

Dan Smith of the Y says the volunteers are always happy to help. 

"Well I think this community is such a great community and part of why it's so great is because we have such a strong sense of voluntarism. I'm personally always very excited and proud to be giving back to our community and working along side the thousands of others that do too," said Jim McDuffee, a board member of the United Way of Broome County.

"There is a lot of wear and tar, and being like a typical non- profit resources are limited. But, the United Way steps up and helps us get those people that we need to get the job done," said Smith.

You can register to volunteer to help with a team of people or as an individual by going to UWBroome.org or calling (607) 240-2000.

McDuffee says there are never too many volunteers. 

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