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Thousands of volunteers give back in Tulsa Area United Way's annual "Day of Caring" event

Posted at 11:36 AM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 12:41:27-04

TULSA - More than 5000 took time off from work to participate in Tulsa Area United Way’s annual “Day of Caring” event Friday.

“It is hot, but it’s going good,” said Nick Sudar, an employee with Tulsa Public Schools.

All across the city, different groups, businesses, and companies worked together for a common goal: making a difference in Tulsa.

“We're digging in these holes, trying to get these fence poles up," said Tulsa Public School employee, Samy Mack. "Tearing down fences, a little bit of everything, just giving back. I think everybody ought to give back."

Employees with Tulsa Public Schools took off work to spend the day sprucing up the Gathering Place for several hours.

“This is a pretty neat thing to have in your backyard," Sudar said. "I at least want to help take care of it all we can."

Across town, several other groups, like St. Francis Health System, partnered with Catholic Charities.

“We’re spread out into three groups and we’re helping out in the food pantry, clothing pantry and with the community project,” said Graydon Yohe.

Graydon Yohe hopes events like “Day of Caring” encourage everyone to get out and volunteer.

“I think in today there is so much conflict for lack of a better word," Yohe said. "It’s nice to pull together with a common cause of caring for people and serving those who maybe are a little less fortunate.”

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