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Volunteers complete 1,500 days of work in 6 hours for Day of Caring | Community Spirit

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Volunteers complete 1,500 days of work in 6 hours for Day of Caring
Volunteers complete 1,500 days of work in 6 hours for Day of Caring

Bradenton, Florida -- Nearly 2,000 volunteers tackled 183 projects across Tampa Bay for United Way Day of Caring.

Volunteers completed 1,500 days of work in just six hours by painting, gardening, refinishing furniture and cleaning windows and walls. The volunteers are from more than 105 local companies signed up this year to help with projects in DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.  

“Ours is a generous community, and Day of Caring is one of the many ways people change the story for local non-profits,” says Diana Baker, President and CEO of United Way Suncoast. “Our partner agencies and our corporate partners look forward to Day of Caring every year. We’re especially pleased to be coordinating our efforts across the region with United Way of Manatee this year.”

The value of donated work is $265,680, adding up to 1,500 days or 300 weeks of work in just one day. It's work that agencies might not have the manpower for or be able to afford.

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