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Norman's Day of Caring puts volunteers to work

More than 400 volunteers, representing 30 companies, participated Friday in United Way of Norman's annual Day of Caring.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: September 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm •  Published: September 22, 2012
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— More than 400 volunteers painted, planted flowers and did maintenance work Friday at nonprofit agencies as part of United Way of Norman's annual Day of Caring.

The volunteers represented 30 Pacesetter companies that were participating Friday in the organization's annual fund drive.

Volunteers were treated to breakfast, a pep rally and the announcement that the 30 companies had raised a combined total of $1,001,017 in the Pacesetter campaign.

The campaign marks the halfway point in annual fundraising efforts, said United Way of Norman spokesman Jed Dembowski.

This is only the second time United Way of Norman has raised more than $1 million halfway through the fundraising season, he said.

Volunteers took the day off from work to help out at 27 United Way of Norman agencies, performing everything from routine maintenance to landscaping to making building repairs, Dembowski said.

The annual volunteer effort allows the agencies to serve the community better, he said.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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