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United Way of Reno County Set for Community Work Day and Campaign Kick Off

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – United Way Community Work Day is an opportunity for our community to come together in groups large and small to volunteer and do hands on projects for local non-profits and seniors that need assistance.  We have over 500 volunteers helping with 30 projects throughout Reno County this year.  The volunteers give up a Saturday to really make an impact.  They will paint houses for Brush Up Hutch, clean up Carey Park, work at the Boys and Girls Club, The Salvation Army, and Head Start to name a few.

The Community Work Day will start with our annual breakfast at DCI park at 7:00 on Saturday August 27th.  The volunteers will then start at their project site by 8:30 that morning. This diverse group of volunteers will take a leadership role in our community by committing both time and talent to help extend the capacity of our nonprofits here in Reno County.

The Community Work Day precedes United Way of Reno County’s kick off of the annual fundraising campaign.  On Monday, August 29th two events will be held on this day.  There will be Food Trucks at the Library from 11:30-2 with Val’s Berry Bowl and Las Mariachi and music from Justin Riggs.  Then at 30th and Plum from 4:30-6:30 will be food trucks Las Mariachi, Salt City Chiller and Fire Pit Pizza with music from Sarah and Danny Nowlan. The vendors selling their products will give a portion of the proceeds to the United Way campaign.

Envista Credit Union will also be present at 5:30 to announce that United Way will be their EnvistaCares Challenge recipient for September. They are challenging others to give to United Way through this program.

This year the goal is to help raise $1,200,000 for local nonprofits here in our community with the theme Raise Your Hand.  It is a call to action to take a stand for what is important to you.  Raise your hand for kids, Raise your hand for mental health, Raise your hand for United Way! The need in our community is greater than ever before. It is time to come together and take a stand for what matters most.  Anyone can give either in person at the event, text #GiveUnited to 44321 or go online at https://www.unitedwayofrenocounty.org/donate.