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UWKC’s Day of Caring visits 23 sites

Posted: September 11, 2014 5:35 p.m.
Updated: September 12, 2014 6:00 a.m.
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Day of Caring volunteer Margaret Lawhorn paints paws and rectangles for Pine Tree Hill car rider students.

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United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) volunteers gathered Thursday to serve the Camden community on its annual Day of Caring. Around 100 volunteers dedicated their time at a total of 23 sites across the county. The day began at Food for the Soul, where volunteers were energized with a hearty breakfast before heading out to their designated sites.

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendant Dr. Frank Morgan and KCSD Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd took a little time to speak with reporters about the district’s role in fundraising for the United Way,

“The United Way is certainly an important part of the school district. School employees raised approximately $81,000,” said Morgan.

The first stop after Food for the Soul: a home being fixed up by David Joseph landscaping. Mental Health America of Kershaw County Director Debbie Massalon suggested the project. David Joseph said he decided to offer his services to United Way for the project because he said that the Kershaw County community has been good to work with.

“Everyone in Kershaw County has been good to me, so I want to give back,” Joseph said.

A few other sites included the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, a few elementary schools and some businesses in the area.

UWKC Communications Coordinator Pam Spivey said that the United Way has reached 33 percent of the funds for its yearly goal with a total of $252,265 as of Thursday.

“Our goal is to reach $700,000,” said Spivey.

A thermometer showing the United Way’s progress is displayed outside of the post office.

 

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