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Lewiston High School Seniors Set to Serve with Twin County United Way

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Aug. 21, 2019

Contact:

Samantha Skinner, Executive
Director, Twin County United Way

Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: [email protected]

Twin County United Way office: 2207
E. Main, Lewiston, (208) 743-6594

Kevin Driskill, Principal, Lewiston
High School

LHS office: (208) 748-3103

Lewiston High
School Seniors Set to Serve with Twin County United Way

First day of
school activities include volunteerism

LEWISTON – Area
students are heading back to school.  And, like last year, this year’s
school year kicks off with Twin County United Way and Lewiston High School
(LHS) partnering to get local students excited about volunteering.  Today
is the sixth annual Twin County United Way Student Day of Caring, a day for
students to engage in brief, but meaningful volunteer service projects.

The goal is to
give seniors at LHS the opportunity to see the various ways they can volunteer
to make a difference in their community. The students will be at a dozen
different locations participating in a variety of hands-on activities including
cleaning, yardwork, liter patrol, painting, repackaging food and sorting
donations. Each volunteer project is estimated to take approximately two hours.

Trisha Baker,
President and CEO of LCCU (one of the event’s top sponsors for the second year)
shared, “This is such an incredible and fun event and LCCU is proud to support
it. We hope students will be inspired to continue to volunteer throughout the
year and into the future.”

Christina Cahill,
a counselor at LHS who helps United Way coordinate the event, said, “This is
such a great way for our seniors to connect while helping others. Encouraging
the students to engage in volunteering helps builds a caring culture here at
LHS and in the community.”

Student volunteers
will gather at LHS to load buses and travel to service locations at 9:15 a.m.
Students will then return to the high school a little before noon for lunch and
activities through the end of the school day.

Top sponsors of
the event are LCCU and SpotOn Yogurt. 
Additional sponsors making this event possible include McDonald’s, Lewis
Clark Chamber of Commerce, P1FCU, Dutch Bros Lewis-Clark Valley, Village Center
Cinemas and ArtBeat.

Follow Student Day of Caring
activities on social media at #tcuw, @TwinCountyUW, Facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, #LiveUnited,
@LBengals, Facebook.com/LHSCounselingCenter, @lhscounseling.

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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.