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The United Way of Broome County seeking volunteers

(WBNG) — For more than a decade, the United Way of Broome County Day of Caring has mobilized nearly a thousand volunteers or more every year and with the event rapidly approaching, they’re getting the word out.

The United Way needs people who won’t just help out local non-profit agencies, but in the end get a sense of satisfaction of doing for others.

“It really is a time to feel better and to realize, perhaps, what good you have in your life,” said Community Engagement and Impact Manager of the United Way of Broome County Joni Kaiser.

The Day of Caring is the biggest day of service in Broome County for volunteers. They expect 100 projects to be matched with about 1,300 volunteers.

Projects range from landscaping to painting to clerical work. Volunteers help finish projects many non-profits might not be able to on their own. This allows the non-profits to reallocate funds that would have paid for these projects to go directly to the people they serve.

All of this is held in the memory of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a tragedy that re-shaped the world, unfolding right here at home.

“It was an impact to New Yorkers in particular because so many people knew people that died. so I think that the people at the United Way that started this event really wanted to do something that stood out and was meaningful,” said Kaiser.

For more information about how you can help, click here.


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