The group completed 38 projects for local nonprofit organizations.
"The projects ranged from gardening and landscaping through painting,
window washing, and trash removal, to repairing waterlines," Janel S.
Donohue, Rappahannock United Way president, said.
"Many of these projects would not be completed without volunteer support, because agencies focus their time and energy on clients and have little time to focus on maintenance," Donohue said. "Many organizations in the area cannot afford the services provided them by Rappahannock United Way and its volunteers during Days of Caring," she said.
The estimated value of volunteer time in Virginia is $22.90 per hour, which equals roughly $115 per Day of Caring volunteer, Donohue said.
Rappahannock United Way also held a Day of Caring event in Caroline County on Oct. 1; and will hold one in King George County on Oct. 4.
Founded in 1939, Rappahannock United Way is a local nonprofit organization serving the city of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford. Rappahannock United Way works to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health.