Lynchburg, VA - Unfortunately, volunteers aren't showing up like they used to for the annual Day of Caring Program.
It's an event put on by the United Way of Central Virginia to help area non-profits.
It's where area non-profits submit projects they need help with if they don't have the funds or manpower to do so, and volunteers get to work.
This year there are roughly 200 projects to complete things like landscaping, window washing and painting. But so far, they only have enough volunteers to complete half of them. Organizers say they'd hate to see a local non-profit not get the help they need.
"Volunteerism is so important to get some of those needs done, without the volunteers, some of the agencies couldn't do what they do and offer the services that they offer," said Connie Crank, One for Another Coordinator."
They are still in need of about 400 volunteers. This years Day of Caring is May 23.