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Volunteers are still needed for the Day of Caring in Stephens County

STEPHENS COUNTY, OK (KSWO)- The United Way of Stephens County is still seeking volunteers to help out on May 12th for their annual Day of Caring.

Due to sluggish economic conditions caused by the prolonged downturn in energy activities, more agencies and not-for-profit organizations are seeking help than in previous years.

“It looks like we’re going to need a lot of help,” Ed Darling, executive director of the United Way, admitted. “The recent trend has been for agencies to spend their money on services and projects that help people more than fixing odds and ends around their buildings. That certainly makes sense, especially because of the increase in the requests for help, and it gives us an even greater opportunity to make a positive difference.”

Projects will focus on interior and exterior painting, pulling weeds, cleaning flower beds and planting new flowers and shrubs, window washing, light carpentry work, attic and storage room organization, window and door repairs, carpet cleaning, light electrical work, restriping parking lot lines and stencils and nature trail clearing.

 “It looks like there will be something for anyone interested in helping,” Gina Flesher, chairman of the special day, said. “And we know all of the agencies and organizations will be deeply appreciative of the help and support.”

Interested businesses, industries, churches, civic or service clubs, agencies and individuals can get more information by calling either Helen Stewart or Darling at the United Way, (580) 255-3648 or emailing assistant@unitedwayofsc.org.

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