More than 1,500 volunteers helped the United Way launch its fundraising campaign last week.
Volunteers met at Christ the Rock Metro Church before heading out into the community for this year’s Day of Caring event.
“Highlights at the kickoff included a generous $1 million dollar corporate contribution from FedEx, and presentations from organizations that have already completed their 2010 campaigns,” said a United Way representative in a written statement.
From landscaping, to working with seniors and children, volunteers spent their day doing a variety of good deeds in the community.
“With our national economy still in recovery and an ever-increasing need for local nonprofit services, this year’s United Way fundraising effort is very important for the Mid-South,” said Dave Skorupa, vice president of communications for United Way.