The caring is coming.
Cecil Cares 2016, a countywide day of service, is set for September 10.
"Some of the projects have been filled," said Krista Gilmore, Volunteer/Community Resource Coordinator for the county's Department of Community Services.
On that day, more than a dozen projects will be completed by volunteers. Volunteers must register for a project online at volunteercecil.org (under the Cecil Cares heading) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected with a project. There are age restrictions for some of the projects.
Projects still in need of volunteers:
• Bayside Community Network of Elkton needs people to stain an emergency ramp at Sunny Acres Assisted Living.
• Deep Roots of Earleville needs help with staining a deck and painting a playground.
• Fair Hill Nature Center has four projects: boot box repair, fencing a picnic area, interior painting, and trail clean up.
• Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program of Port Deposit needs fence painting and general clean up.
• Habitat for Humanity in Port Deposit needs help with a brush for kindness.
• Meeting Ground of Elkton needs fence repair at three locations.
Gilmore said that Cecil Cares has brought community members, churches, and business leaders together.
"We've learned a lot along the way,” she said.
“We're excited to have something new to promote volunteercecil.org and volunteering.”