Community members participate in United Way Day of Action

More than 100 people volunteered in the Roanoke Valley


More than 100 volunteers served their community Wednesday for the United Way of Roanoke Valley's annual Day of Action.

WSLS 10 caught up with some volunteers painting at Family Services.

Others went to Greenvale School and the West End Center to provide useful services like landscaping, sorting donated food and guiding preschoolers through a learning trail.

For United Way, this day is about more than just volunteering.

"So often we're asked to do things, we're asked to give and sometimes there's a disconnect between the action of giving and the feeling of giving, and today is a way to bridge that and to feel the connection between one's time and one's treasure," United Way of Roanoke Valley president and CEO Afira Devries said.


Last year, more than 400 United Ways in 21 countries served their local communities for the annual Day of Action.