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United Way Hosts Day of Action
United Way of Central Illinois is making it happen with their annual Day of Action. Around 250 volunteers helped out with 26 different community service projects today.
One of the major projects was helping the Boys & Girls Club spruce up their new weight room. Volunteers helped with painting the new facility.
"It really is heartwarming to know that there are people in the community that are willing to leave their job and their place of employment for a day just to come give back to the community," Boys & Girls Club director Bill Legge said. "It's quite touching."
The Boys & Girls Club moved its weight room to create a new teen room. The organization sees about 50 to 60 kids a day.
Other service projects included maintenance, trash removal, and trimming shrubs.