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Get in on the action for the United Way’s ‘Day of Action’

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VESTAL (WBNG) -- The United Way of Broome County is gearing up for its "Day of Action", and you could be a part of it.

The Day of Action is actually two days, June 18 and 19, and is about giving back to the community through service projects.

So far, the United Way has 19 projects planned out, many of which are centered around summer camp programs for organizations like the Boy Scouts of America or the Boys and Girls club, because of COVID-19's impact on those programs.

"The premise behind it is to mobilize volunteers in the community to come together, to really collectively make an impact," says Executive Director Lorianne Welch. "All of these organizations are coming together to make a direct impact that is going to help our community, and help our youth, enjoy a safe and happy summer."

But Welch also emphasized the role volunteers play in making the United Way and its impact in Broome County.

"This is a time to really come together and celebrate our community, and acknowledge the important work that our volunteers do. Without the volunteers in this community, the United Way of Broome County would not have a purpose," Welch said.

To get involved the United Way released its new volunteer HQ, which allows people to sign-up to get involved in projects. Organizations can also register to coordinate with the United Way about service project opportunities.

Welch set an unofficial volunteer deadline for June 11. She says all COVID safety precautions will be followed, and masks and hand sanitizer will be available for volunteers.

Cal Dymowski

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