Thousands of Volunteers Participate in 'Day of Caring' Event

August 15, 2012 Updated Aug 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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August 15, 2012 Updated Aug 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM EDT


BUFFALO, NY (RELEASE)- For the twentieth year in a row, thousands of volunteers made a difference for local nonprofit agencies in Eire County and the people they serve at the United Way Day of Caring. 3,370 volunteers from 155 companies completed 160 projects at 112 local agencies in Erie County. This is an increase over last year, when 3,200 volunteers from 149 companies completed 148 projects at 104 agencies. All of these projects provided local nonprofit agencies with services they might not otherwise have been able to perform. If you are interested in volunteering, you are asked to call: 716-887-2744 or visit: www.volunteerwny.org