REGION — NBT Bank recently presented a check for $7,000 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties as the presenting sponsor for the United Way’s 25th Annual Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring.
Slated for September 5, this annual organized day of service mobilizes hundreds of volunteers into United Way program partner agencies and grant recipient organizations to provide much-needed assistance. Since Day of Caring was founded locally by long-time United Way volunteer Nancy Jackson in 1994, nearly 12,000 volunteers have given in excess of 63,000 hours of service, and the value of the more than 1,000 projects they’ve completed is nearly $3 million.
"At the heart of the United Way is the notion that together—united—we are stronger than we could ever be alone,” noted Nikki Keller, United Way vice president of community impact marketing. “Day of Caring takes that one step further and helps our volunteers see first-hand the work of the United Way and our partners throughout the community.”
In addition to the eye-opening experience of the volunteers, Day of Caring also has far-reaching and long-lasting benefits for the agency partners. “The agencies themselves benefit tremendously through the Day of Caring projects completed that otherwise might never be accomplished in the course of providing vital services in our community,” Mrs. Keller added. “We’re grateful to NBT Bank for sponsoring our Day of Caring program that does so much for so many in our community.” For more information, please visit www.uwlc.net/dayofcaring or contact the United Way at 343-1267.