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United Way Day of Caring Returns

Todd Welvaert
United Way of the Quad Cities

After a two year break because of the pandemic, the United Way of the Quad Cities' Day of Caring will return this week.

Day of Caring volunteers
United Way of the Quad Cities
Day of Caring volunteers

Vice President Marci Zogg says churches, schools, and other organizations ask for help with projects such as painting, landscaping, and building repairs. Then the United Way finds volunteers for the jobs.

"We take volunteer groups of any size, so if an individual from the community wants to get involved they can. If a neighborhood group, I've had those before, reach out to me and say 'hey we're a group of neighbors and we just want to get involved.' Also if a corporate team says they want involved, they can get out there and look as well."

There are 98 projects on the list for this year's Day of Caring on Thursday (9/15), and the need for about 1,700 volunteers to complete them.

Volunteers can sign up by going to the United Way's website - www.unitedwayqc.org/dayofcaring.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.