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Record Numbers Lend a Hand for United Way Community Care Days

Dayton, OH - Friday, June 2, 2006 � Today more than 700 volunteers are lending a hand to local nonprofit agencies and their clients in Montgomery, Greene and Preble Counties as part of United Way Community Care Days. Over the next several weeks as projects wind up, that number will exceed well over 800 volunteers from more than 50 area companies, along with neighborhood groups, schools, scouts, churches, and individuals.


The volunteers are cleaning up urban neighborhoods, and making repairs and landscaping at homes of rural and suburban senior citizens. At United Way Partner Agencies, they are making improvements and brightening up client areas with fresh coats of paint. Other roles include sorting donated goods, organizing a library for victims of family violence, and helping to turn an old house into a homeless shelter.


David Kinsaul , 2006 Campaign Chair and President and CEO, The Children's Medical Center, will join Marc Levy , President and CEO, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area for a news conference at 2:00 p.m. at Dayton Christian Center , 1352 W. Riverview Avenue to showcase one of the 50 Community Care Days projects.


�Your local United Way is about engaging our community on behalf of a network of health and human services, and today's activities showcase the power of working together,� Levy said. �Volunteers are working in a united way to accomplish projects that the agencies and clients would otherwise lack the resources to get done.�


Kinsaul noted that the June 2 nd event also marks the beginning of the United Way Pacesetter Campaigns. These campaigns, which run throughout the summer, help build momentum for United Way 's annual community-wide fundraising campaign that will kick off on August 31 st .


A partial listing of Community Care Days projects follow. Volunteers will be on site from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Montgomery County:

•  Camp Fire USA , Greater Dayton Area Council: Indoor Painting, 2409 East Third St .
•  Dakota Center / Dayton Urban League / Dayton Innerwest Priority Board / MacFarlane Neighborhood Association: Community Cleanup , 33 Barnett St .
•  Dayton Christian Center : Lawn Care, Painting, and Donation Sorting, 1352 W. Riverview Ave. (Noon to 5 pm)
•  Dayton Urban Ministry Center : Community Cleanup, 3665 Otterbein Ave. (Noon to
4 pm)
•  St. Vincent Hotel: Landscaping, Painting, and Indoor Cleaning, 120 W. Apple St. (8 to 11 am)
•  The Other Place: Resume Assistance, 840 South Patterson Boulevard
•  Volunteers of America : Painting and Cleaning, 2601 E. Fourth Street (8 am to 2 pm)
•  United Rehabilitation Services : Build Flower Beds and Painting, 4710 Old Troy Pike
•  Goodwill / Easter Seals of the Miami Valley : Build Gardens and Revamp Apartments, Shiloh House Adult Day Services, 4750 Salem Ave. (Noon to 4 pm)
•  Mercy Manor : Painting, 23-25 Grosvenor Ave.

Greene County :

•  American Red Cross: Landscaping and Indoor Cleaning, Greene County Emergency Housing, 1080 E. Main St. , Xenia
•  Community Action Partnership: General Maintenance and Landscaping, Harding Place , 176 - 190 Orange Street , Xenia
•  Interfaith Hospitality Network: Shelter Rehab, 124 S. Detroit St. , Xenia
•  YMCA of Greene County : Painting, Cleaning and Fix Up, 135 East Church St . , Xenia
•  Boy Scouts, Tecumseh Council: Drain Tile Installation, Camp Birch , 4023 Swimming Pool Rd. , Yellow Springs (9 am to 2 pm)
•  Yellow Springs Community Children's Center: Outdoor Cleanup and Painting, 320 Corry St. , Yellow Springs (1 to 4 pm)

Preble County :

•  Community Action Partnership: Painting, 2080 US Rte. 127 North, Eaton
•  Preble County Council on Aging: Senior Home Projects and Weeding, 800 East St. Clair St. , Eaton(8 am to Noon)


Community Care Day Sponsors: AFL-CIO Community Services, Carpenters Local 104, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, McDonald's of Miami Valley , Mike-sell's Potato Chip Co., Millwrights Local 1066, Novak and Associates, Shumsky and UFCW Local 1099.


Volunteers participating in Community Care Days work are from the following companies and organizations: AFRL HQ; Air Force Research Laboratory, Nondestructive; All-Positive Promos & Apparel; American Red Cross; Bullen Ultrasonics; CareSource; Carpenters Local 104; Cemex; Chapel Electric; Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co.; Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors; Concord United Church of Christ; Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce; Dayton Business Journal; Dayton Urban League; Dayton Urban Ministry Center; Dominion Ministries International; Dr. Ferguson's Office (Eaton); Eaton High School; Eaton Medical Transport; Eaton Register Herald; Elder-Beerman; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Ernst & Young; FedEx; Fifth Third Bank; GE Consumer Finance; General Motors - Moraine Assembly; Ginghamsburg Church; Girl Scouts; Greene County Children's Services Board; Heartland of Eaton; Henny Penny; Leadership Dayton; LexisNexis; M&M Construction; MCM, an inone company; Mary-Ann's Southern Kitchen; National City; Neaton Auto Products Manufacturing; New Page Corporation; Peoplefirst Rehab / Kindred Hospital � Dayton; Powernet; Preble County Council on Aging; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Project READ � Literacy AmeriCorps; Rieck Services; SuperValu; Timken St. Clair Plant; UFCW Local 1099; UHS AmeriCorps Program; Unison - Elano Division; United Way of the Greater Dayton Area; US Bank; U.S. Department of Defense � DFIS; Van Crest; Vectren; WSU Greeks Hit the Streets; Wells Fargo Financial; Wesley Community Center; and YMCA Young Leaders.




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