County’s day to care

By: By Beth Lawrence -

LAURINBURG – The United Way of Scotland County still needs volunteers to complete its list of projects set for the annual Day of Caring on Friday.

As of Monday afternoon, more 30 helpers were still needed to assist 13 local agencies with tasks ranging from education to landscaping. People are most needed to install smoke alarms and help with beautification projects and the litter sweep, according to United Way Director Coy Moody.

“It’s a day when we can come together as a community and help others that need the help, an opportunity for us to all come together and better our county,” said Moody.

The day begins at 8 a.m. with a breakfast at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. Volunteers will be treated to a breakfast catered by the Rocking Pig’s John Brooks of Maxton.

Helpers will be given a short presentation of the United Way’s campaign goals for the coming year.

Volunteers will be released by 9:30 a.m. to begin their projects.

Work is scheduled until 5 p.m., but individual projects are not designed to last the full day.

“Most projects are finished by lunch,” Moody said. “You don’t have to take a full day off work; you can take a half day or come by on lunch.”

Those interested in helping can volunteer in a number of areas.

− American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign will install smoke detectors and share fire safety information. Ten to 20 people are needed for this project.

− Church Community Services needs three volunteers to sort clothing and food and three volunteers to paint the clothing room.

− Scotland County Family Counseling Center needs four to six people to help with lawn care and planting flowers.

− Scotland County Fire Fighter’s Association needs two to three workers to help clean out the fire safety house.

− Scotland County Humane Society needs three people to help socialize kittens and puppies, up to six people to help with yard work and up to six people to clean transport vans and kennels.

− Scots for Youth needs four workers to help with beautification.

− Scotland County Literacy Council needs three volunteers to help with office work and preparations for the upcoming Murder Mystery Dinner.

− City of Laurinburg needs people to plant trees and flowers at the median where US 401diverges from Main Street.

− Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center needs volunteers to sort donations and help with landscaping.

− Lumber River Council of Government needs two people to help deliver meals to members of the Meals on Wheels program. Volunteers must be willing to spend a few minutes with clients.

− Project INASMUCH needs 10 to 15 people to pack snack bags and sort food donations.

− Scotland Community Health Clinic needs three workers to help with yard work and landscaping and reorganize the storage trailer.

− Liter Sweep needs as many volunteers as possible to clean up the area around the Scotland Crossing shopping center entrance.

Several of the organizations involved are accepting donations for projects. Moody will be available to pick up items as long as they are provided by Thursday.

To volunteer or donate, call Coy Moody at 910-276- 6064 or email

− Scotland County Firefighters Association: Basic cleaning supplies: Windex, Clorox wipes, paper towels, car wash liquid, etc.

− Church Community Services: Paper products: toilet paper & paper towels baby diapers and baby wipes.

− Scots for Youth: Toilet paper, paper towels, water, drinks for youth activities.

− Scotland County Humane Society: Purina Puppy Chow, Purina Kitten Chow, Lysol floor cleaner, Alpo dog treats, 30 gallon trash bags, paper towels, Clorox – gallon jugs, printer paper.

− Scotland Family Counseling Center: Flowering perennials, flowering bulbs, 3 bags of potting soil, 18 cream foot long bricks, one earth tone patio umbrella.

− Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center: Pillows, mattress covers, hand soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, toiletries, first aid kits, dish detergent, food, paper plates, paper cups, plastic silverware, essentially anything used at home.

− Project INASMUCH: #8 Brown bags-4 packs of 50 each, Sweet Cakes-70 boxes if8 each, Pudding Cups-15 cases of 35 each, Slim Jims-20 boxes of 100 each, Fruit Snacks-15 boxes of 72 each.

− United Way Office: Printer paper, #10 peel & seal envelopes, stamps, 3-inch binders, 1 subject notebooks, notebook dividers.

− Safety Town: Big Wheels & New Safety Town books/materials. Call the United Way office for more information.

− Scotland County Literacy Council: Copy paper, notebook paper, 3-ring binders, envelopes – large and small, cardstock paper – all colors and white, small awards/prizes for our school-age programs.

− American Red Cross: Bottled water & snacks for the day of caring Home Fire campaign.
Scotland United Way still needs volunteers

By Beth Lawrence

Reach Beth Lawrence 910-506-3169

Reach Beth Lawrence 910-506-3169