View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

ASK THE EXPERTS

Day of Caring set for Friday

POSTED: September 12, 2012 4:00 a.m.

United Way for Dawson County will announce its 2012 fundraising goal during a breakfast Friday morning.

Afterward, dozens of volunteers will head out in to the community for the organization's annual Day of Caring.

Organizers are expecting a couple dozen volunteers from a variety of businesses and groups to be at the Dawson County Senior Center, NOA and the Adult Learning Center to help with projects.

Chairman Bryan Hendrix, who plans to spend his morning peeling apples at the senior center, said there still is time to register as a volunteer.

"I want to thank all the volunteers that have helped us out the last few years," he said.

Hendrix said they're also grateful to everyone who supported United Way monetarily.

"Especially in this bad economy," he said. "We know everybody is strapped and they are giving what they can."

United Way for Dawson County raised more than $95,000 in 2011.

"It's hard every year for us to reach our goal, but we have a number of fundraisers planned, a 5K and a barbecue to help us make our goal," he said.

Funds collected support local partner agencies such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Rape Response, Challenged Child and Friends and WEE Books, among others.

Allocation recipients are considered annually and funds are distributed each spring.

"All the money goes to our county agencies and stays in our county," Hendrix said.

 

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Making memories
Dawson County celebrates Lo...
Business community thanks t...
Dawson County School’s Syst...
Egg hunt expected to bring ...
Sisters Hanna and Arianna H...
Gibbs signs on as new schoo...
Damon Gibbs, left, joins Da...
Chase wins again
In his first trip to the fa...
The best in class
Chris Hamby, valedictorian ...
New students set to enter s...
Dawson County schools lead ...
Team back in action
Bryan Colin, Armando Jimene...
Team takes down Woody Gap
Tiger Max Muldoon hits a ba...
Chase Elliott wins again
Dawsonville’s Chase Elliott...
 

AP VIDEO


Contents of this site are © Copyright 2014 Dawsonnews, Dawsonville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...