More than 30 Escambia County employees volunteered Friday, Oct. 5 in support of the United Way Day of Caring, an annual community service effort coordinated by United Way of Escambia County. This year's volunteers worked on a variety of projects at several locations throughout the county, including Capstone Academy, Sherwood Elementary School, West Pensacola Elementary School and the residence of a Council on Aging of West Florida client.
Each year, the one-day event gives participants an opportunity to learn about the needs of the community while helping a nonprofit agency or school. United Way of Escambia County matches groups and individuals with agencies and local schools to spend the day volunteering on various projects.
The volunteer work this year involved indoor and outdoor projects, from painting and landscaping to reading with children and organizing books at local elementary schools. Participating county departments and commissioners included District 4 Commissioner Grover Robinson, Corrections, Natural Resources Management, Public Safety and Public Works.
To learn more about the United Way Day of Caring event or future volunteer opportunities, call 850-912-8176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, contact the Escambia County Office of Community and Media Relations at 850-595-3476. To stay updated on county projects, events and more, like Escambia County on Facebook and follow @MyEscambia on Twitter.
Escambia County Public Safety staff do yard work at the home of a Council on Aging of West Florida client as part of the 2018 United Way Day of Caring.
District 4 Commissioner Grover Robinson reads to students at West Pensacola Elementary School as part of the 2018 United Way Day of Caring.
Escambia County Corrections staff organized textbooks and assisted students in the media center at Sherwood Elementary School as part of the 2018 United Way Day of Caring.
Escambia County Public Works staff painted classrooms at Capstone Academy as part of the 2018 United Way Day of Caring.