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United Way asks people to show kindness

By Nancy Glasscock
nglasscock@decaturdaily.com · 340-2443

MOULTON — Lawrence County United Way Executive Director Kathy Thrasher is asking the public to do something nice for someone Tuesday, when United Way holds its annual Day of Caring.

In contrast to previous years, when volunteers took on projects across the county assigned by United Way, the organization is asking people to perform good deeds Tuesday or any time, Thrasher said.

“In the past, United Way would take jobs for people that needed things done and then try to find volunteers,” she said.

But volunteers often didn’t fit the jobs requested, Thrasher said. So United Way shifted its approach.

“We’re asking everyone just to show someone they care that day,” she said. “We want everyone to be aware that the day is set aside, and it’s just a good time to go ahead and do it that day or that week.”

The Day of Caring begins with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast Tuesday at Lawrence County Medical Center. As part of this year’s Day of Caring campaign, Judy Henry is taking clients at the Bill Stewart Center to lunch at Captain Dave’s in memory of her son, Michael, who attended the center, Thrasher said.

Wal-Mart will host live musical entertainment and will accept donations for United Way on Tuesday. United Way T-shirts will be for sale at Wal-Mart, Thrasher said, and the American Red Cross’ bloodmobile will be parked at the super center to accept donations, she said.

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