United Way volunteers give back, renovates several organizations

Hundreds of volunteers helped renovate and spruce up several organizations in Horry County Friday for United Way's 12th Annual Day of Caring.

Volunteers met for breakfast at Churches Assisting People (CAP) in Conway, then helped unload food, clean floors and wipe shelves so the organization will be ready to open its doors Monday.

"We have completely remodeled the CAP building where we've given out, as of August, 180,000 meals and taken care of 7,051 families receiving food. This renovation will help us distribute the food in a nice orderly fashion," CAP Board Chairman, Jean Witt, said.

Volunteers also spent time cleaning up A Father's Place and Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs.

"It's different employees from different businesses throughout the area. They supply workers and the United Way staff coordinates all the efforts. One of the construction companies has worked really hard over the years to supply the things that we need to be able to do the work and it's a wonderful feeling to be able to be a part of it," United Way Volunteer, Glenda Page, said.

CAP's pantry was nearly filled thanks to the canned food items donated by hundreds of volunteers and area businesses.

"I have been with united way for a long time so I get to participate in the allocations, which is where you allocate the funds to the different organizations, and when you hear their stories it's just very worth while and fulfilling to be able to be apart of it," Page said.

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