United Way volunteers show caring with work

More than 100 volunteers will spread out all over Prince William County today doing chores as part of the fourth annual Prince William United Way Day of Caring.

The work is being done at seven sites and includes landscaping, painting, stocking food and building a storage shed and assembling a wheelchair picnic table.

The volunteers will begin their projects at 9 a.m. and wrap up at 5 p.m.

The sites (agencies of the United Way) and the volunteer groups are:

— SERVE, Inc. The Prince William County Attorney’s Office will have 10 people constructing a storage shed in the morning and the Osbourn Park Lacrosse Team will be at the Manassas site after school washing donated cars, painting a food closet and stocking food in the food closet.

— Transitional Housing-B.A.R. N. Four employees of Williams Gas Pipeline will treat a deck on the house on the grounds of the Benedictine Sisters Monastery near Bristow.

— The Association of Retarded Citizens of Greater Prince William Six Prince William County Public School employees will do yard work and assist with their bulk mail project in Woodbridge.

— Didlake, Inc. Ten MICRON employees will assemble a wheelchair picnic table and do landscaping in Manassas.

— Project Mend-A-House Eight Prince William County Executive Management employees will do painting and yard work at a home of an elderly person in Woodbridge.

— ACTS, Inc. Four State Farm employees will paint a parking lot at the main location in Dumfries and three Zeiders Enterprises Inc. employees will spread sand at the ACTS day care center.

— Northern Virginia Family Service Twenty-four Prince William County Fire and Rescue recruits will paint, move wood piles, clean carpets and landscape at two different transitional homes in Lake Ridge and Dale City.

Twenty employees of Payless Shoesource will spend Oct. 17 painting a conference room at ACTS, due to a conflict today that prevented them from participating in the regular Day of Caring.

Also, the Voluntary Action Center and Partnership Prince William will sponsor a reading program in 34 schools with 64 area busnesses and agencies sending volunteers into classrooms as part of the Day of Caring.

Staff writer Bennie Scarton Jr. can be reached at (703) 368-3101, Ext. 125.

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