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NEWS | Nov. 18, 2015

Day of Caring -- 2015

By Tech. Sgt. Renae Pittman Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

On Friday, November 13, over 3,800 members from all across Joint Base Charleston joined Trident United Way's Day of Caring volunteer event to assist three of the local counties--Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester. Ten volunteer projects, mostly at public schools, totaled over 5,000 volunteer hours giving back to our local communities. 

Col. Robert Lyman, 628th Air Base Wing commander, said, "acts of community service connect all of us with our greater citizenry, and further create new bonds of fellowship." about the importance of volunteerism.

Projects  completed included building gardens, debris removal, painting and planting trees.

"We are especially grateful for the partnerships that have grown out of the 15 years of caring," said Amanda Netsch, a Trident United Way representative.

The Tri-county as a whole had 138 companies donate 23,980 hours of their time, which was equivalent to $483,209 in labor costs alone.