|United Way Day of Caring kickoff set|
|Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:00 AM|
Food item donations can be made through the Van Wert County school drives, drop-offs at the various United Way food drive barrels, local business and industry contributions, County Service Club Challenge and the Main Street Challenge pinning Main Street businesses against Van Wert City and County employees and officials. Barrels will once again be placed around the county with a list of needed items. Those needing assistance in locating a barrel for donations can call the United Way office at 419-238-6689. Special prizes will be awarded this year to the teachers and classrooms that collect the most food items.
The American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place Sept. 27 at Trinity Friends Church from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone 17 years of age, weighing at least 110 pounds and in general good health is encouraged to donate. Appointments can be made by calling 800-RED-CROSS or by visiting www.redcrossblood.org. As an added bonus, those donating blood at this year’s event will be entered into a drawing to win one of four $50 gas cards compliments of area gas stations.
Agency service projects will once again take place during the months of August and September. These projects pair local businesses and organizations with United Way agencies to complete a needed service project for the agency. Smiles, fun and fellowship are guaranteed for those who participate. Please contact the United Way office at 419-238-6689 if you, your organization or business would like to be paired up with a United Way agency for this year’s Day of Caring service projects.