The United Way of Logan County hosts a 2020 campaign kickoff, slated for 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at the Bellefontaine Airport, 3700 W. State Route 47, which also begins the fifth annual Community Care Day.
Taking into account safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be a drive-in kickoff, where all attendees will remain in their vehicles for the duration of the event. Breakfast and T-shirts will be provided.
Mobile and paperless giving options will be available for companies to extend the giving opportunity in new ways to their employees.
United Way of Logan County officials said the pledges made last fall have been especially helpful and have made the difference during this unusual and difficult year. “2020 has been a year like none other in Logan County. The Ohio National Guard serving food lines the likes of which haven’t been seen since the Great Depression,” officials said, also citing high unemployment rates this spring and strains on funded agencies.
“While the need is greater than ever, the value of United Way has never been more pronounced. And thanks to your record-breaking support of back-to-back million dollar campaigns the last two years, we’ve been able to meet many of these challenges.”
The United Way’s Community Care Day volunteers also gather at the airport to start their day for the event that was rescheduled from May 15.
Individuals from area workplaces, churches, and civic organizations collaborate to work on meaningful group volunteer projects that will make a difference in the community.
Before 9 a.m., the groups will disperse throughout the county to complete the projects that have been coordinated in advance. By late August, participants should be able to select from a list of available projects.
“Whether you like to bake or build, plant or paint, get clean or get dirty, there will be a job for you on Community Care Day,” officials said. “Projects will take place at social service agencies and area parks. Volunteers will share the excitement, camaraderie, team-building, and good feelings that come with working together. Service projects are proven to be strong team-building exercises that build camaraderie and help our community at the same time.”
For more information or to sign up for the kickoff event, Community Care Day or to make a donation, visit www.uwlogan.org.