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United Way Day of Caring

MEDFORD, Ore. — Nearly 20 organizations are receiving help through the United Way’s Annual Day of Caring. Volunteers are pitching in to do everything from landscaping to cleaning.

The United Way of Jackson County helps put on the Day of Caring every year, and volunteers have stepped up to help schools, non-profits, and other community organizations.

This weekend, hundreds of volunteers are set to get to work, and some are getting a head start. Members of Pacific Retirement Services were out at the Rogue Valley YMCA this afternoon.

The crew was given the option of doing their volunteer work on a weekday instead of this weekend. Team members helped paint part of the building, laid mulch, and pulled weeds. Volunteers today said it allowed them to give back to the community, and gave them a chance to build better relationships with their co-workers.

This year 350 volunteers are taking part in the day of giving. Throughout the day on Saturday, crews will be at 17 different locations, including Kids Unlimited, Easter Seals, the American Red Cross and several ACCESS gardens.