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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • United Way sets 14th annual Day of Caring

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  • PIKE COUNTY - Patrick Kiesendahl, President of the United Way of Pike County announced that the 14th Annual Day of Caring will be on Saturday, September 13th at Delaware Valley High School and Wallenpaupack Middle School.
      In addition, the 12th Annual 9-11 Memorial Blood Drive will be held in the DV Middle School Cafeteria beginning at 9 a.m.
        The United Way Day of Caring is a day when volunteers join together and travel to local non-profit human service agencies to help clean up, clean out and refresh for the coming months ahead. Even more importantly, friends and neighbors are giving and sharing while carrying on the tradition of giving back to the community.
         "The Day of Caring is a perfect example of how we contribute to the community.  This event is not a fundraiser, nor a campaign, it's simply an event that we put on to help those organizations in need.  Seeing over 350 students and volunteers give back to the community on one day is truly an inspiring event.  As President of the United Way I am inspired by the growth of this event.” stated Patrick Kiesendahl, President UWPC.
          
Kiesendahl explained that the Day of Caring starts at the Delaware Valley 9-10 campus with registration at 8 a.m. Every volunteer will receive a free tee shirt. The tee shirts are a gift to each volunteer from The Dime Bank. After registration all volunteers are invited to enjoy a hearty breakfast prepared by the Warrior Café. The breakfast is compliments of Orange & Rockland Power, Pike County Light and Power. The actual work day begins at 9 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m.
        John Kiesendahl stated that the Woodloch resort will be donating bagels to supplement the breakfast and snacks for volunteers.   "Woodloch is proud to be associated with the United Way of Pike County's Day of Caring.  Year after year it has been a staple event, and we firmly believe in giving back to the community we live in," stated John Kiesendahl, owner Woodloch Pines Resort.
       
Organizer and co-chair, Bob Filarsky stated, "After supporting and attending many United Way events through the years, it felt only right to give more to a community I've called home for over 10 years.  The Day of Caring is the perfect event to co-chair for me because it gives me a chance to help all those organizations that the United Way Funds."
        Cody Capasso of Hawley donates the photographs.
          If you are interested in volunteering for the Day of Caring, please visit their website, www.unitedwaypike.org for the application to sign up.  Mail the application to: The United Way of Pike County, P.O. Box 806, Milford, PA 18337. For more information call the UWPC at 570-296-9980.

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