United Way of Adams County ‘Day of Caring’ activities at 16 locations set for Friday
QUINCY — United Way of Adams County Day of Caring 2022, formerly known as “The Day of Action,” will be held Friday, June 3, in and around the Quincy area. This event is an opportunity for volunteers to give back to their community through hands-on service projects with one of United Way’s partner agencies that the campaign resources support.
Sixteen sites have been determined, enabling more supporters to witness the United Way Mission. Those 16 sites are:
- Horizons Social Services
- Community for Christ Assistance Center in Camp Point
- Cheerful Home, Retired Seniors Volunteers Program
- Transitions of Western Illinois
- Woodland Cemetery
- Girl Scouts at Camp Sacajawea
- Quincy Young Life
- The Salvation Army Family Store
- Advocacy Network
- Quincy Area Network Against Domestic Abuse
- Quincy Mountain Bike Group
- QJHS and QHS
- Quincy Catholic Charities
- Mississippi River Valley Boy Scouts of America at Camp Saukenauk.
Nearly 100 volunteers signed up to participate Friday.
Sponsors are Blessing Health System, Quincy Medical Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Refreshment Services Pepsi, County Market and the Penny Power grant from Adams Electric Co-op.
Teams this year are from Quincy Medical Group, Knapheide, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, United Community Credit Union, DOT Foods, WGEM, YMCA, Rotary Club of Quincy, Mercantile Bank, Blessing Health System, YMCA, ADM Quincy Extraction, Adams Fiber, First Bankers Trust Co. and Phibro Animal Health Corp.
Volunteers will gather at Horizons for check-in and a light breakfast at 8 a.m. before leaving for their work sites from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., doing any number of jobs and duties. The day will conclude with a 2 p.m. rally in Washington Park.
“Not only is this a great volunteer opportunity within the community, it also is a way for volunteers to see the true value and impact of United Way and the programs and agencies we support,” United Way of Adams County Director of Programs and Services Jenna Hull said in a press release.
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