Day of Caring gives boost to projects around Morgan County

Volunteers added hands, time and talents to multiple community projects around Morgan County last Tuesday, September 12 during the United Way’s annual Day of Caring.

Event coordinator Cindy Smalley said the following businesses and groups contributed their time and labor to community improvement efforts:

–Valley Health – provided lunches,

–Morgan County Partnership – spread mulch and painted at North Berkeley Park,

–National Dance Honor Society – partnered with the Ice House to clean out a room,

–Morgan County Master Gardeners partnered with the Pleasant View Elementary 5th grade to clean up their butterfly garden,

–Paw Paw High School students painted the entrance to the school,

–Berkeley Springs High School Book Club made Storybook STEM kits for 4-H Cloverbud leaders and went to War Memorial Hospital Extended Care and visited with residents,

–Warm Springs Watershed and Berkeley Springs High School FFA cleaned at Greenway Cemetary,

–National Honor Society participated in the Mega Food Drive at Food Lion for the Backpack Program,

–Students at Wind Dance Farm put in a stream entrance,

–Boy Scout Troup 81 cleaned up trash at Cacapon State Park,

–Employees from Edward Jones helped prepare items for the Starting Points Auction,

-Anne Beckley, Liz Campbell and Jim and Cindy Smalley delivered lunches to volunteers.

Paige Unger, Kendall Nichols, Reese Pennington, Sofia McHugh, Hope Loya, Ellen Hiles, and Monroe Wohleber baked zuchinni bread for elderly residents and tackled invasive species of plants around the outdoor classroom.
Eddy Rubin, Hiroko Rubin, Savannah Aliff, Jillian Fortney, Brice Williams, Bri Graham, Holli McCumbee, Vivian Dodson, and Janell Allen worked on clearing out portions of the Ice House. Students are members of National Honor Society of Dance Arts (NHSDA) at Berkeley Springs High School.
laina Buell, Zoey Self, and Georgia Powell, members of the Berkeley Springs High School Book Club, visit with Mr. Lawyer, resident of the Extended Care Wing of Valley Health in Berkeley Springs. Mr. Lawyer is an avid reader with a “mini library” in his room.


Sheila Campbell and Trish Starliper of Edward Jones helped organize items donated for the Empty Bowls fundraiser.
Ben Keplinger, Jeff Jurick, Nicole Barker, Jeremiah Jenkins and Teresa Davis were on the food team for the Day of Caring.