NEWS | Aug. 23, 2011

Day of Caring needs volunteers

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Servicemembers and civilians working at Joint Base Charleston will have the opportunity to give back to the local community by participating in the United Way's 2011 National Day of Caring Sept 9. Volunteers will be conducting neighborhood service projects in Charleston. More than 35 projects were requested within local neighborhoods and volunteers can expect a myriad of volunteer projects involving landscaping, debris removal, painting, organizing and light repairs.

This community service project is open to all military and is designated as an alternate duty location. Department of Defense civilians will be able to take an excused absence. Dependents and retirees are also welcome to participate.

JB CHS is partnering with the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command to make this a joint effort. The Air Force is looking for 300 volunteers and the Navy will be match that number. Transportation to and from the neighborhood will be provided.

Civilians, dependents and retirees who volunteer should dress appropriately in long pants and closed toe shoes.

If you are interested in volunteering or for more details, contact 2nd Lt. Susan Carlson at 963-8714 or send an email with the subject line "Day of Caring" to susan.carlson.2@us.af.mil.