Press Release

Day of Caring Returns to the Adirondack Region

Plattsburgh, NY – 2/26/2013 – On Saturday, April 27 the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is teaming up with the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau and Project H.E.L.P. at SUNY Plattsburgh for the Annual Day of Caring. This volunteer-driven event has hosted projects ranging from cleaning homes of senior citizens, helping complete projects for regional human service agencies, building homes through Habitat for Humanity and cleaning up local attractions. Focused on addressing some of the urgent needs facing our community, the event is still looking for projects of all types throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.

Project H.E.L.P. at SUNY Plattsburgh had over 300 students volunteer last year. “Project H.E.L.P. at SUNY Plattsburgh is once again proud to be partnering for Day of Caring. Last year we had incredible success in engaging our student citizens by placing them at local agencies in this wonderful community they call their home away from home. The Day of Caring represents the best of the North Country's spirit it is about student, professionals, family, friends and neighbors coming together to serve those in need.” said Michael Cashman, coordinator for student activities and volunteerism at SUNY Plattsburgh.

With an anticipated high number of volunteers the 2013 Day of Caring will put every one of them to good use, at as many sites as they can. Kathy Snow, Director of Development for United Way of the Adirondack Region stated “Through the Day of Caring volunteers have the opportunity to serve agencies and individuals in their very own town. The day is truly a neighbors helping neighbors event. It is giving Local people that are community minded the opportunity to help local people and agencies…that’s Living United. The Day of Caring is a celebration of volunteerism and being able to advance the mission of the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. and the North Country Regional Volunteer Center.”

If you have a project you would like to submit for consideration or would like to volunteer, please fill out the Day of Caring application available on the United Way of the Adirondack Region website at unitedwayadk.org. Projects are due by April 6th.

About the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc.
The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc is a voluntary fund-raising and human service organization. Serving Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. An annual fund-raising campaign is conducted on behalf of 41 community partners to keep fund-raising costs low, concentrate volunteer efforts and reduce the number and frequency of fund requests. Their mission is to be a leader in community partnership building and to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. For more information about United Way and how to get involved, please contact the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc at 518.563.0028 or visit unitedwayadk.org.

About the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau
The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, was established in 1994 as the official tourism promotion agency for the travel and tourism industry in Clinton County, NY. Based in Plattsburgh, NY, the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau contributes to the county's economic development and quality of life by promoting the region as a destination for leisure and group travel with a particular focus on history, agriculture and outdoor recreation including cycling, paddling, fishing, boating and skiing. For more information about Clinton County tourism, please contact the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau at 518.563.1000, visit goadirondack.com or log onto Facebook.com/AdkCoast.

About Project H.E.L.P. at SUNY Plattsburgh
Project H.E.L.P. strives to meet the needs of the community while providing students with opportunities to volunteer in areas of their interest. Students have rewarding experiences, gain insight into societal issues, have fun, and also build strong relationships with community members and other students. Project H.E.L.P. has a number of volunteer opportunities available, ranging from ongoing to one-time experiences. Previous volunteer experiences have included: mentoring children, serving at a local soup kitchen, visiting nursing home residents, and fund raising for local not-for-profit organizations. For more information about how to get involved, please contact Project H.E.L.P. at 518.564.3648 or visit their Facebook, Project HELP at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Join Forces on April 27th to Help Neighbors and Non-Profit Businesses in Need
Released: February 26, 2013

United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc.
45 Tom Miller Road
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
(518) 563-0028

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