Thousands volunteer for Trident United Way's Day of Caring | Community Spirit
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Trident United Way's Day of Caring 2012 kicked off today as thousands of volunteers are working on projects throughout the Lowcountry.
More than 300 projects spread out over three counties will be completed today with the help of volunteers, non-profit agencies and schools. Some of these projects involve painting, landscaping, building, cleaning, reading to kids and more.
Below is a list of some of the projects that are taking place today:
- A crew of 50 at Cummins reads with the kids at North Charleston Elementary School.
- Last week, Teachers Supply Closet in West Ashley was flooded by the outer bands of Hurricane Isaac. Staff at Arbor Gen will help them spruce up and paint on Day of Caring.
- Hundreds of people from various companies and even individuals on their own will come together to landscape, clean and paint at Park Circle in North Charleston.
- Nearly 100 MWV employees will descend on the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood of North Charleston for painting, landscaping and cleanup of all types.
- The architecture firm LS3P and Thompson-Turner Construction will buiild an outdoor learning center from scratch at Beech Hill Elementary School in Summerville.
- More than 700 Roper St. Francis employees are being deployed on Day of Caring. Fifty of them will help East Cooper Meals on Wheels deliver meals to homebound elderly people.
- Piggly Wiggly will give the Dorchester Habitat office the loving care that Habitat usually gives its homeowners. Construction at the 101 Greyback Road office in Summerville.
- Several Publix stores are teaming up to beautify St. John’s High School on John’s Island.
- Check out the apes! (And gorillas, gibbons and monkeys.) Staff at Hageyer will commune with the residents of the International Primate Protection League in Summerville.
- Four dozen Navy Nukes are running a car wash for the Charleston-Dorchester Mental Health Center in West Ashley.
- Berkeley High School is undergoing general landscaping thanks to 12 volunteers with Santee Cooper.
- Naval Nuclear Power Training Command will send 25 volunteers to Marrington Elementary to work on a project titled "Making Marrington Memorable".