Day of Caring totals 70 projects

On April 27, volunteers across Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties lent their hand to the annual Day of Caring event hosted by United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc., North Country Regional Volunteer Center, Project H.E.L.P. at SUNY Plattsburgh and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau.

With the help of more than 400 volunteers from the three counties and students from Project H.E.L.P., more than 70 projects were completed. Throughout the day, volunteers donated time to 15 non-profit organizations, 40 residential areas, 12 nonprofit tourism attractions and three nursing homes.

“The Day of Caring is a tremendous opportunity for people throughout Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties to come together for friends and neighbors and to help maintain the unique quality of life in this area,” said Kathy Snow, director of development of the Adirondack Region Inc.

“Our region’s best resource is its people who live, work, and learn right here in the North Country,” said Michael Cashman, assistant director of campus activities at SUNY Plattsburgh. “Students, professionals, families, friends, and neighbors have a tradition of coming together, as demonstrated during the ice storm, Hurricane Irene, and the meeting of the day to day needs of our neighbors. The Day of Caring is just another example of how we live united.”