ELIZABETHTOWN — The United Way’s Day of Caring in Bladen County is being postponed in an effort to give area residents freedom to help out hurricane victims in other parts of the country.
On Tuesday, United Way Day of Caring Coordinator Barbara Knight announced the volunteer day, originally scheduled for Oct. 2, has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 3.
“There are a lot of people in Bladen County who volunteer, and they’re in other parts of the country right now,” Knight explained. “Texas and Florida really have a lot of needs because of the hurricanes, and it’s right that Bladen County should be there helping those people out.”
Knight said she hopes the new date will mean some skilled labor might have returned to the area. At this time, she affirmed, the three projects originally scheduled for October — wheelchair ramps, gift bags and visits to seniors in nursing homes, and food backpacks — will still take place in November. In addition, she’s hoping to add an additional outreach on the new date.
Additional information on the Day of Caring will be forthcoming as the date draws near.
Chrysta Carroll can be reached by calling 910-862-4163 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.