Reporter: David Tate
Roanoke, VA - Thursday was the United Way Day of Action where more than 50,000 volunteers took on community projects across the country.
That included nearly 200 members of the United Way of the Roanoke Valley. This group battled the heat as they worked on adding to the Hurt Park Community Gardens.
This year the United Way of the Roanoke Valley wanted to focus their efforts on the Hurt Park neighborhood as a way to continue that community's comeback.
"Hurt Park is going through a major transformation right now. I know the crime rate is going down... more people moving in and we want to be a part of the solution to really bring volunteers in and lift up the whole neighborhood," said Frank Rogan with United Way of the Roanoke Valley.
Volunteers also tackled projects at Hurt Park Elementary School and Hurt Park Head Start.