Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2011

Union County Supports National Volunteer Week

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that National Volunteer Week is coming up, from April 10 to April 16. This year, United Way has joined with Worrall Publications and the firm Ernst & Young to organize volunteer activities at various locations, including Union County’s Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights.

“As a lifelong Union County resident, I am very proud of the community spirit that motivates so many friends and neighbors to give their time,” said Freeholder Chairman Deborah Scanlon. “National Volunteer week offers a great opportunity to get involved in a countywide event that raises awareness and encourages more people to pitch in.”

At Runnells Specialized Hospital, volunteers will assist senior citizens in attending a special concert program. Other projects include gardening, park cleanups, or working with children in Berkeley Heights, Elizabeth, New Providence, Plainfield, Summit and Westfield.

Volunteers can sign up for activities as individuals, or a group can register together.

To register, visit the United Way of Great Union County website at http://uwguc.org/Natl_Volunteer_Week.php.

For additional information contact Tenisha Malcolm, 908-353-7171, ext. 136.

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