Volunteers out in force for annual ‘Day of Caring’

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SALT LAKE CITY – Thousands of volunteers from hundreds of different companies took part in service activities Thursday.

The efforts were part of the United Way’s 22nd Annual Day of Caring, and participants gathered at Gateway Plaza in downtown Salt Lake City before completing more than 100 one-day service projects.

From landscaping work to reading to children, volunteers worked to help others who are in need.

Jeanine Moon of Mark Miller Subaru was one of those volunteers, and she spoke about their efforts.

"We want to give back to the community,” she said. “We realize that we're very fortunate in what we do, and what we have. We've got good jobs and work for a great company, and we just enjoy giving back to the community for people that are less fortunate."

Volunteers also helped “Stuff the Bus”, and 5,000 backpacks with schools supplies inside were donated for children in low-income families.

For more information about the United Way, visit their website.