Thousands volunteer for United Way's 'Day of Caring' across Utah

September 10, 2015

(KUTV) Volunteers across Utah participated Thursday morning in the United Way's Annual 'Day of Caring."

Corporate sponsors allowed employees to take the morning and serve the community on more than 110 projects in the Salt Lake Area.

"Day of caring is a 23-year-old event that brings the community together to try and solve our communities most serious problems," United Way of Salt Lake CEO Bill Crim said.

The groups rallied at Library Square for breakfast and a concert before splitting up to the different service projects.

2NEWS went long with a group of Questar Gas employees who served at South Kearns Elementary School.

"We're hoping to brighten up our school and make it more inviting for students," Principal Julie Lorentzen said. "We're really excited."

The Questar volunteers painted murals in the hallways and built planter boxes for a school garden.

"This embodies what community schools are all about," United Way spokesperson Nate Salazar said. "Partners are coming together to really add something to our community."

Similar 'Day of Caring' events were held in Utah and Weber Counties.