More than 2,600 volunteers are fanned out across the Quad Cities as part of the 10th annual United Way Day of Caring. That's almost 600 more than last year.
Over 600 of the volunteers started the day at the Campaign Kick-Off breakfast where campaign chair Carrie O’Neill will announced the campaign goal for 2014.
“This is a proud day for the whole Quad Cities,” said Scott Crane, United Way of the Quad Cities Area president. “Today is what Living United is all about. When you lend a hand and join thousands of other Quad Citians, you make a real difference in the areas of education, income and health in people’s lives. We’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who is volunteering today.”
“I am always inspired by the way that Quad Citians step forward and help each other,” said 2014 campaign chair Carrie O’Neill. “Even when we face difficult times, we know that we are more powerful together than we are individually. This is the power of United Way and why we can move the needle on the most pressing issues facing our community. So whether you are giving for the first time or you’re giving for the tenth time, we thank you because your investment is transforming lives.”