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  • UWWF Day of Caring This Friday

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    October 05, 2022
    For Immediate Release

    United Way of West Florida
    Jed Dembowski

    Media Advisory

    United Way of West Florida will hold its 29th Day of Caring this Friday.

    Day of Caring is a single-day, community-wide volunteer event organized by United Way of West Florida. United Way connects volunteers with local agencies and schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties needing service projects completed.

    Friday’s Day of Caring features:

    • 66 projects at nonprofit agencies and schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties
    • 64 volunteer groups made up of 575+ individual volunteers

    Volunteers are ready to get to work.

    “In addition to meeting new people, I am excited to be a part of United Way’s Day of Caring because it allows me to live out our core value of championing our communities,” said Kami Faulkner from Navy Federal Credit Union. “We get to rally together to make an impact by helping nonprofits and schools tackle service projects they might not be able to get to.”

    Since 1993, United Way of West Florida has coordinated more than 28,000 volunteers to complete projects across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

    What: United Way of West Florida’s 29th Day of Caring

    When: Friday, October 7, 2022

    Where: Project locations throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

    Please find a list of suggested project sites for media below. Day of Caring projects are scheduled to start around 8:00 a.m. on October 7, but there are some exceptions. Please contact United Way of West Florida with any questions.

    Escambia County

    1. Volunteers from Florida Blue, Navy Federal, International Paper, and Junior League of Pensacola will be deep cleaning, organizing, installing smoke detectors, and more at Ronald McDonald House
    5200 Bayou Blvd., Pensacola, 32503

    2. Volunteers from the City of Pensacola work to beautify the interior and exterior of Manna
    3030 N. E St., Pensacola, 32501

    3. Volunteers from Navy Federal and Pensacola Energy clean up debris along the shoreline for Northwest Florida Aquatic Preserves 499 Bayfront Parkway #399, 32502

    4. Volunteers from Navy Federal, University of West Florida, Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems, and KIA (38 volunteers!) help set up First City Art Center’s annual Pumpkin Patch. Please note that this project starts at 1:00 p.m. 351 W Cedar Street, Pensacola, 32502

    5. Volunteers from Cox work on the Panther Fitness Trail at Brown Barge Middle School 201 Hancock Lane, Pensacola, 32503

    6. Volunteers from Habitat for Humanity help build a sensory garden at The Arc Gateway 916 E. Fairfield Dr., Pensacola, 32503

    Santa Rosa County

    1. Volunteers from Escambia River Electric Cooperative work to beautify Chumuckla Elementary School 2312 Highway 182, Jay, 32565

    2. Volunteers from Santa Rosa Medical Center will be deep cleaning at Capstone Adaptive Learning and Therapy Centers 5326 Stewart St., Milton, 32570

    3. Volunteers from the Office of the State Attorney will be working on playground preparation and gardening at Santa Rosa Kids House 5643 Stewart St., Milton, 32570

    4. Volunteers from Navy Federal will be packing Thanksgiving boxes at Feeding the Gulf Coast 5709 Industrial Blvd., Milton, 32583


    About UWWF: United Way of West Florida is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that unifies nonprofit agencies, organizations, businesses - and people - to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. With a vision of a community united to create better opportunities for all, United Way of West Florida’s mission is to Unite our community and leverage resources to improve lives. For more information, visit uwwf.org. 
    Jed Dembowski, Director of Marketing
    jed.dembowski@uwwf.org, (850) 434-3157