Serenity Orcutt, 15 months, gets a splash from a house while volunteers Rob Petros, left, Ian Petros and Alis Orcutt assemble a play ground for the Addictions Recovery Center on West Main St. Mail Tribune photo Jamie Lusch - Jamie Lusch

Day of Caring kicks off United Way fund drive

United Way of Jackson County's 12th annual Day of Caring drew an expected 350 volunteers working at 14 sites for the largest single volunteer day in Jackson County.

Volunteers come from businesses and organizations to work at local nonprofits and help highlight the kick-off of United Way's annual fund drive across the valley.

Volunteer work sites and projects this year included:

Addictions Recovery Center, 1003 W. Main St, Medford — painting, building a playground a park.

Arc of Jackson County, 924 N. Third St., Central Point — refinishing the deck and landscaping.

Asante Child Development, 905 Stewart St., Medford — building a playground.

CASA of Jackson County, 613 Market St., Medford — installing cabinets.

Community Health Center, 99 Central St., Ashland — landscaping project.

Community Health Center, 19 Myrtle St., Medford — painting and landscaping.

Family Nurturing Center, 212 N. Oakdale, Medford — building a play area for toddlers.

Living Opportunities, 3204 Auburn Way, Medford — building a large garden and gazebo.

Medford YMCA, 522 W. Sixth St., Medford — remodeling Child Watch room and painting.

OnTrack, 3397 Delta Waters Road, Medford — regravel parking lot, landscaping.

Phoenix Counseling Center, 153 S. Main, Phoenix — deck finishing, interior painting, building a garden.

Roots and Wings Child Development, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford — building a playground.

The Day of Caring kicks off the United Way's fall fund drive. The goal this year is $1,150,566, and to date more than 25 percent has been received. United Way of Jackson County mobilizes caring to affect change through community efforts like the Meth Task Force, the poverty summit and providing annual funding for 48 programs through 34 agencies that help one in three people in Jackson County.

To volunteer or donate, call 773-5339.

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