For Immediate Release

LEESBURG — Volunteers made Day of Caring such a success that we want to do it again and on an even bigger scale!

United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties is excited to offer community members the opportunity to join one of four project teams for National Volunteer Week, April 21-27.

The organization has put out the call for volunteers — individuals and teams from community organizations and businesses — to volunteer to complete four exciting projects, including: a home build for Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter, a food distribution day at the Neighborhood Center of South Lake, helping at the Combat Veterans to Careers thrift store and another soon to be announced.

Habitat and the Neighborhood Center will be on April 23, and Combat Veterans to Careers and the fourth project will be April 25.

This is a great opportunity for local business owners and community leaders to show their commitment and investment in Lake and Sumter Counties by organizing groups of volunteers to join the Volunteer Week effort. Through the power of that collective action, UWLS wants to demonstrate the impact of Living United.

To sign up to register your organization’s team or to give your time and effort to UWLS, visit

Once you’re registered, a UWLS staff member will connect with you to assign you to a project team and provide details on times and location.

All questions about National Volunteer Week should be directed to Juana Delacruz at 352-787-7530 ext. 224 or

United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties serves needs in the areas of economic mobility, education and health in both counties and facilitates and delivers a number of direct services and programs. Additionally, UWLS provides grants or support that fund programs in over 20 partner agencies or nonprofits.

The United Way organization fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. United Way is the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit, engaged in 1,000 communities across more than 37 countries and territories. For more information about United Way, please visit

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