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Businesses, volunteers support Day of Caring

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United Way of the Ozarks kicked off its annual Day of Caring Aug. 18 with a 6 a.m. pancake breakfast, and more than 1,500 volunteers from 88 companies are working to complete projects throughout the day, according to a United Way news release.
 
Volunteers through Day of Caring are helping out at United Way’s 23 member agencies, other nonprofit organizations and some Springfield Public Schools sites.
 
There are 195 projects slated for Day of Caring, the release said. They include:
  • cleaning and sanitizing of mats, chairs and cots at Developmental Center of the Ozarks by BKD LLP;
  • office projects and event preparation at Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, and landscaping and home construction for Habitat for Humanity by City Utilities;
  • cleanup and document shredding for Community Partnership of the Ozarks by Assemblies of God;
  • planting trees and plants at Springfield Public Schools’ Early Childhood Special Education Building by American Family Insurance;
  • playground maintenance and cleanup at Sequiota Elementary School by Associated Electric Cooperative Inc.; and
  • field day and games and inflatables at Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield by Bank of America.
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