Day of Caring
Each year, Rowan County United Way sets aside a Day of Caring, when volunteers from numerous companies across thecommunity come together to complete projects for local schools and non-profit agencies. Projects include such tasks as landscaping, painting and building. Hundreds of volunteers turn out each year to make this initiative a success.
Schools and non-profit agencies are urged to submit applications for projects that can be accomplished in a day. Hundreds of volunteers complete projects, representing local companies that generously allow them time off with pay to participate in these worthy activities.
Day of Caring offers a great opportunity to see United Way dollars at work.
Volunteers learn more about the school or agency that they visit. This is one of the best examples of how we can collectively make our community a better place to live.
To learn more about volunteering your company or yourself, call the United Way office at 704-633-1802.
Rowan County United Way’s Sunrise Run is set for Saturday, Sept. 1, with an opportunity for early morning runners and walkers to follow a picturesque route through the historic downtown Salisbury area. The Sunrise Run includes a 5K run/walk for all ages and a separate children’s half-mile fun course, with proceeds going to United Way. Since 2015, Innospec Performance Chemicals has been the title sponsor for this significant community event.
The event will begin at 7 a.m., with race day registration available from 6 to 6:45 at the Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Early registration is available through August 31 at www.sportoften.com. Entry fee for the 5K is $25 for pre-registered participants and $30 on race day. Fee for the kids’ half-mile fun run is $10 for either early or race day registration.
Awards will be presented for overall male and female participants, with additional awards in the following age groups: 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 and over. The Salisbury-Rowan Runners Club will score and time the event. High-quality performance running shirts will be available for pre-registered runners and to race day registrants while supplies last.
Along with title sponsor Innospec, other sponsors for the event include Novant Health, the City of Salisbury, Cheerwine, Chick-fil-A, and the Salisbury-Rowan Runners. The Salisbury police, fire and utility departments also are providing their services.