Millersville University students repaint the fence at Lancaster Cemetery as part of the United Way of Lancaster County on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Photo: Kyle Gamble)
Millersville University students repaint the fence at Lancaster Cemetery as part of the United Way of Lancaster County on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Photo: Kyle Gamble)

This past Friday and Saturday, hundreds of volunteers from throughout Lancaster County came out to help with more than 15 projects as part of the annual United Way Day of Caring.

For 30 years, United Way of Lancaster County has brought hundreds of volunteers together to participate in the Day of Caring. Held during the second week of September, this annual countywide event gives individuals, families, and teams of volunteers from local companies and organizations a chance to roll up their sleeves and give back by undertaking special projects for local nonprofit organizations.

 

Many companies organize teams of volunteers, including UGI Utilities. Natalie DeAngelo with UGI said, “I love the opportunity to be able to help others. ... It means a lot to me.”

Millersville University continued its tradition of having a few hundred students help out throughout the community for ‘Day of Caring.” They gathered on campus for some pep talks and then loaded onto buses for their volunteer assignments for the day. Hunter Meese, a first year student at Millersville University, said, “To give back, essentially, it’s great. It’s a great feeling.”

Millersville University students assemble before heading out to community service projects for United Way of Lancaster Day of Caring, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Photo: Kyle Gamble)
Millersville University students assemble before heading out to community service projects for United Way of Lancaster Day of Caring, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Photo: Kyle Gamble)
Kyle Gamble