The Jefferson County United Way held their 25th Annual Day of Caring Thursday.
Director of the United Way, Beth Rupert-Warren says they had 20 community service projects going on throughout the county as part of the event.
Rupert-Warren says not only is the United Way participating in community service, they also just launched a program that will keep people in Jefferson County safe.
“One of the programs we just launched today was our Jefferson county neighborhood watch program and we are hoping to put the neighbor back in the neighborhood. There’s a great crime watch component to it. We’re going to be here making a difference in the community,” said Rupert-Warren.
Rupert-Warren says this is the largest turnout they have ever had with 230 people ready to volunteer their time.
This event is also the kick off of the 2016 campaign and Rupert-Warren says their goal this year is to reach $440,000 so that they can serve 19 agencies and 22 programs.
Dozens of Red Cross Volunteers hit the streets of Steubenville to install free smoke detectors as part of the national Save-A-Life campaign.
They were installing in any home without smoke detectors or those with faulty smoke detectors.
If you live in Jefferson County and need a smoke detector, call the Jefferson County Red Cross in Wintersville for more information.