The Annual Sandy O’Haver Day of Caring for the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley was held this Wednesday.
This is the 27th year for the event. Everything got started in the morning with a special breakfast before heading out for the day.
This year over 350 volunteers with the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley went to different organizations across the Valley to help out. Projects on this day can range from painting to cleaning and organizing.
7News caught up with two organizations that were nothing but grateful for the service work. Wheeling Health Right had their offices cleaned, grass cut, and a new shed put in the back. The American Red Cross also had some inventory help and some general cleaning done around their office. Sam Ames sits on the Board of Directors for United Way and he helped out at the American Red Cross. “With our company and our bank, we work to give back and to help the organizations that are helping our community with needs.”
Sharon Kesselring, the Executive Director of American Red Cross NW WV, says, “It is amazing to have these folks come in and help us out and give us a day of service for stuff that we just couldn’t pay attention to, so we really appreciate their help.”
All of the work Ames helped out with was for the impeding hurricane expected to impact the Carolina coastline.
The United Way does this every year because they just want those organizations who do nothing but help the community know that they are very much appreciated.