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United Way hosts ‘Day of Caring’ event

(WBNG) — Schools and businesses in the area are giving back through the United Way’s Day of Caring.

On Friday morning, Broome-Tioga BOCES had 14 students from the New Visions Law and Academy spend their day helping out in the Johnson City Senior Center.

The students were working on landscaping and painting the facade of the building.

At the Binghamton Zoo, employees from BAE Systems were replacing the boarding on the zoo’s wolf decks.

Also, at the Discovery Center, members from Binghamton University were doing landscaping and rebuilding a bird’s nest in the Story Garden.

“We are apart of the community together, we all want to work together, live together and be a part of the same Greater Binghamton Community,” said Associate Director of New Student Programs at Binghamton University Betsy Staff.

The Day of Caring event is a community-wide initiative dedicated to recognizing the volunteers and heroes who responded to the horrific events of September 11, 2001.

The United Way of Broome County says each year, nearly one thousand volunteers lend a hand to local non-profits, child care centers, parks and government agencies.

Chris Overby

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