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United Way Day of Caring Breaks Record

United Way Day of Caring drew more than 700 volunteers this year – a record number. Volunteers for United Way Day of Caring came from workplaces that include the ExxonMobil Baytown Area sites, Chevron Phillips, Covestro, ONEOK, Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, Best Buy, Jacobs Field Services, Barbers Hill ISD, National Oilwell Varco, TPC Group, LWL Inc., Anahuac Lions Club, Anahuac High School Leo Club, Anahuac High School FFA, Community Christian Fellowship Church.

Projects were completed at about 40 sites, with the bulk of these projects benefiting United Way partner agencies. Sufficient volunteer interest again this year allowed extension of United Way Day of Caring to 15 individual homeowners, and to community organizations such as Baytown Habitat for Humanity, Baytown Nature Center and Mid-Chambers Christian Caring Center.

Again this year, valuable in-kind support for United Way Day of Caring came from Portasan, which provided port-a-cans. ONEOK and LWL Inc. not only provided volunteer labor for their projects, but also covered materials costs. 

Coordinating United Way Day of Caring this year were Steering Committee co-chairs Jason Giaquinto, Diane Hughes Haverstein and Bradford Wilson, all of ExxonMobil. United Way staff support was provided by Linda Avedon.

On an investment of about $45,000, as approved by the United Way board for purchase of materials, United Way Day of Caring produces value in excess of $100,000, including both materials and the value of volunteer labor.

Thanks to all for the outstanding results!

David Mohlman
Executive Director
United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County