Hundreds Come Together to Make A Difference in the Ohio Valley


More than 300 volunteers came together to lend a hand across the Ohio Valley.

At the Children’s Museum of Wheeling volunteers installed a new exhibit for the dozens of kids who come in each week.

“We sort of represent Wheeling’s Youth, and so when families come in from other states and countries, they get a taste of Wheeling,” said Christy Cianelli, Program Manager at the Children’s Museum of Wheeling.

25 volunteers helped at the Wheeling Health Right.

“Our clinic is functional and we think that it’s a great space for us to work in, but we don’t always take the time to do a loving touch so we want it to look professional we want it to be welcoming to our patients,” said Amanda Cummins, Clinical Coordinator for Health Right

Volunteers took the whole day to help dozens of organizations. They say they’re motivated to give back.

“I think it’s really good, it makes me feel that I’m actually doing something in the community and for people that need it, that I can serve in just a small way,” said Sarah Edwards.

People who work at these organizations say the Day of Caring really means a lot to them.

“Unity. I mean we have so many people it’s just honored to have a bunch of people together and giving their time and volunteering,” said Cianelli.

“The washing down of walls, stuff that it’s a once a year thing for us, this is a luxury and we love it, we love all the help we like to be around people we like to talk about what we do, so we’re having a blast,” said Cummins.

No matter the task, volunteers had a smile on their faces and their work will put an even bigger smile on the faces of the Ohio Valley.

“It’s not about us, it’s about helping the company in any way we can and doing all we can to make the environment a better place I guess,” said volunteer Courtney Riggs.

To find out how you can volunteer for United Way Agencies log on to They have launched a program called “Get Connected” that makes it easy to find out which of their agencies are in need of volunteers or supplies.

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