The United Way of Beaver County held its annual Day of Caring on Wednesday after a year-long hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
United Way Executive Director Mike Rubino said the majority of projects were held outdoors, and the number of volunteers was decreased due to the pandemic.
He said almost 50 volunteers worked the entire day, working on jobs such as landscaping, painting, brush removal, and preparing the Beastly Haunted Trail at the Beaver County Humane Society.
Volunteers worked at the Baden Memorial Library, the Beaver County Cancer & Heart Association, the Beaver County Humane Society, the Beaver County YMCA, the BF Jones Memorial Library, the Boy Scouts of America Camp Baker, the Salvation Army in Rochester, the Women’s Center of Beaver County, and the United Way office itself.
Companies and organizations that provided volunteers included: BASF Corporation, the Beaver County Courthouse, the Beaver Valley Mall, Eaton Corporation, Huntington Bank, Job Training in Beaver County, Lincoln Learning Solutions, PNC Bank, Range Resources, United Way board members, and United Way allocation volunteers.
The Beaver County Day of Caring has been coordinated for many years by Stella Polletta of the United Way. This year was her last event as she will be retiring after 34 years of service to the community.
The United Way of Beaver County, along with nine local charities that were helped, would like to thank the volunteers and their companies for their unwavering support.