Twin County United Way’s Annual Day of Caring Continues to Grow

 

May 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: (208) 743-6594

 Twin County United Way’s Annual Day of Caring Continues to Grow

More than 330 volunteers are at the ready to serve on May 12

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY – Many hands make light work.  So just how much work can the hands of 330 volunteers do?  The Twin County United Way hopes it’s a lot. Twenty-one nonprofits have submitted more than 30 projects that need completed during the United Way’s annual Day of Caring taking place today.

Volunteers will be in action across the community on a variety of projects from litter clean up to skilled labor activities. Day of Caring Chair, Kim Casey, shared that “most of the nonprofits in our community are small. So, when the lawn needs mowed, the windows need washed or the building needs painted, these tasks either need to be contracted out – paid for with a budget stretched thin – or done by staff with time already stretched thin. We know that volunteers can do this and want to do this so that the nonprofit staff can devote their time to important program work.”  Casey added, “We encourage people to ask questions and learn more about the nonprofit they are helping.” Day of Caring is a few hours of service that connects people in the community to our nonprofits and is intended to promote volunteerism and nonprofit engagement throughout the year.

The community-wide event, presented by Regence BlueShield of Idaho, shows what can be accomplished when many are working together to make the community better. Regence president, Scott Kreiling, shared, “we’ve been supporting this volunteer event for a number of years.  Our employees want to give back where they live and work and we appreciate that whenever we partner with the United Way, we know that we are helping many worthy nonprofits in our area.” Regence, and team sponsors P1FCU and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, along with in-kind donations from ArtBeat, Fazzari’s and IdaVend, underwrite the event.

Photos and videos of the day’s activities will be shared throughout the day by Twin County United Way and volunteer teams via social media including Facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, Twitter @TwinCountyUW, and Instagram TCUW, hashtags #TCUW and #LiveUnited.

Day of Caring Volunteer Teams:

  • Americorp Volunteers
  • Avista Utilities
  • Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints
  • Clearwater Paper
  • Clearwater Power
  • Coldwell Banker Tomlinson
  • HomeStreet Bank
  • Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
  • Idaho Forest Group
  • Inland Cellular
  • Joe Hall Ford
  • Lewiston Fire Department Retirees
  • Northwest Farm Credit Services
  • P1FCU
  • Public Consulting Group
  • Red Lion Hotel
  • Regence BlueShield of Idaho
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
  • St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
  • Tammany View Baptist Church
  • Tri-State Memorial Hospital
  • Vista Outdoors
  • Wells Fargo
  • Women United

 

Day of Caring Nonprofits:

  • American Red Cross
  • Asotin County Food Bank
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the LC Valley
  • Community Action Partnership
  • Gina Quesenberry Foundation
  • Homes of Hope
  • Jackson Baldwin Falls
  • Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program
  • Lewiston City Library
  • Lewiston Rotary Club
  • Modie Park Conservancy
  • Northwest Children’s Home
  • Quality Behavioral Health
  • Roc Rescue Mission
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Idaho FoodBank
  • Twin County United Way
  • WA-ID Volunteer Center
  • Wedgewood Terrace Assisted Living
  • YWCA

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About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org.

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