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As the spring sun warms the heart of our community, the United Way of Franklin County is proud to announce its final call for volunteers for the upcoming May of Caring, taking place from May 9th to May 11th. This event is a rallying cry for individuals across the community to step forward and contribute to a myriad of service projects aimed at enhancing the quality of life in our local area.

Volunteer for a Cause

The May of Caring is more than just an event; it’s a movement towards civic engagement and social responsibility. It presents a unique opportunity for co-workers, students, neighbors, and friends to come together and make a tangible difference. By volunteering, you not only get to improve your community but also connect with like-minded individuals dedicated to positive change.

A Variety of Projects

Whether you’re interested in outdoor activities like spring yard work and flower planting or prefer indoor tasks such as cleaning, sorting supplies, and painting, May of Caring has something for everyone. The service projects span a range of needs from local organizations, ensuring that your effort contributes directly to those in need.

How to Get Involved

Ready to take part in this enriching experience? Head over to and fill out the Volunteer Form. But hurry – spaces are filling up fast, and registration closes on April 16th or as soon as all projects are filled. It’s a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t miss your chance to be a part of this amazing initiative.

A Heartfelt Thanks to Our Sponsors

We extend our deepest gratitude to our sponsors for their generous support of the May of Caring 2024. Our Premier Sponsors and Supporting Sponsors, including ACNB Bank, Manitowoc Cranes, Middletown Valley Bank, Orrstown Bank, RKL LLP, SEK CPAs & Advisors, Stickler Agency, Inc., and UGI Utilities, have played a pivotal role in bringing this event to life. Their commitment to the community and to fostering a spirit of volunteerism is truly commendable.


Pamela K Coyle 1949-2024

Pam received her Master’s degree in library science from Clarion University in 1978. She never lost her love of reading or her enthusiasm for libraries.

Daily Forecast, April 21, 2024

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting overcast clouds, with a high of 52.23°F and a low of 35.2°F. The humidity

Candie Sue Diffenderfer 1963-2024

Candie worked in the Prothonotary’s office at the Fulton County Courthouse, and later at Irving Accounting and U.S.A. Cartage in Williamsport, MD.

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