Volunteer Day Helps Local Non-Profits

5-17 united wayMEDFORD, Ore. – A group of local non-profits is getting a helping hand thanks to the United Way. The organization is sending money and about 400 volunteers into Jackson County as part of their annual Day of Caring.

One of the agencies to receiving help is the Compass House, a facility for adults and young adults with mental health difficulties. About 20 volunteers came to their new site at what used to be the SONORML headquarters to help paint the interior.

Representatives with compass house say the help, and the monetary donations made as part of the event, saved them a lot of money.

“Our contractors estimated that it would take $3,000 plus to paint the interior of this building,” said Kathy McNeill, a board member with Compass House. “So between buying all the painting supplies and the volunteer hours, it’s saving us over $3,000.”

Compass House was just one of the agencies to receive volunteer time. Other sites include ACCESS, Addictions Recovery Center, Maslow Project, Rogue Valley YMCA, and more.