United Way’s Month of Caring comes to a close

RAPID CITY, S.D. — It was one last day of caring spent in the great outdoors.

The United Way’s Month of Caring came to a close on Wednesday fitting in one last volunteer project.

About 30 volunteers from Black Hills Energy were helping with odds and ends around the Salvation Army’s campground in the Thunderhead Falls area.

Workers spent the morning painting, cleaning, splitting wood, racking around the campground, as well as putting a fresh coat of paint on the cabins.

The United Way spent the month to help out people and organizations in need, especially helping area non-profits that already give so much to the community.

“And so, the fact that we can have a team of volunteers here who can help them with their camp,” said Executive Director of the United Way of the Black Hills, Jamie Toennies. “I mean, it’s a full circle way to give back, and that’s what we’re all about during this event.”

According to the Salvation Army, the work the volunteers put in would normally take them a week and a half to complete on their own.

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