Saturday, October 7, 2017

Volunteers Building Veterans Homes and Healing

United Way Day of Action offers helping hand around the county

Frederick News Post
Cameron Dodd
October 6, 2017

“Building Veterans and finding the Lord have been the biggest blessings in my life. They’ve supported me and given me a chance to become part of the community, of society. That’s what I needed. My tendency was to say I can handle everything on my own. But that’s the lie I was telling myself.” Ray Nickleson

Volunteers from AstraZeneca do landscaping work on a house for homeless men in Brunswick on Friday as part of the United Way’s 2017 Day of Action.
News-Post photo by Cameron Dodd 

More than 300 volunteers worked on dozens of projects around the county on Friday as part of the United Way of Frederick County’s sixth annual Day of Action.
The volunteers worked an estimated 1,802 service hours combined, according to Shana Knight, United Way of Frederick County’s community engagement manager.
“We’re grateful for all the work they’ve done and hope we can get them to join us again,” said Bob Wyatt, executive director of the Brunswick nonprofit organization Building Veterans. Wyatt’s program was joined by 25 volunteers Friday to help clean up and landscape a house that seven homeless men will move into later this year.
“It’s been a really great help,” he said. 
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