2022 'Day of Caring' kicks off in Juneau

    2019 Day of Caring volunteers. (Photo credit: United Way.)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - United Way of Southeast Alaska is holding its Fourth Day of Caring today in Juneau.

    Day of Caring is an event where local nonprofit agencies offer up a service project to be completed.

    "It's an opportunity for an organization to get a little work done," said Wayne Stevens, President of United Way. "It's an opportunity for a business to send a team of folks out to do a little team building to learn a little bit more about each other that you wouldn't learn in the office perhaps."

    Stevens said there’s a handful of projects planned for Juneau.

    "I think six or seven projects and seven or eight companies organizations offering up help, the bridge adult daycare, the HUB International insurance team is going to go over there and do some yard work and fall cleanup. Aware, TrueNorth gonna do some work over there. The AmeriCorps group will be helping the JEDC with some of their Lego equipment, getting it organized. Catholic Community Services has a long closet for their services and Warren Russell and the team from first command are going over there."

    He said previous years were waylaid by the pandemic.

    "United Way has an area of responsibility that runs from Yakutat to Metlakatla, and so in 2019 we did projects in four communities, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Petersburg and we had I think 115 employees donate 400 hours of service, and we haven't done the program for the last couple of years. There's obvious concerns with health and this year we're sort of easing back into it."

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