The Sedalia-Pettis County United Way is extending the deadline for their “Day of Caring” project applications to July 22, 2016. Thirty teams have signed up to complete projects during this year’s event, scheduled for Oct. 22, 2016, compared to 16 teams last year.

“We have extended our application deadline for projects,” said Staci Harrison, Executive Director of the Sedalia-Pettis County United Way. “They were due on July 8, but we want to make sure that we are able to pair our teams with some quality projects.”

Projects completed by teams last year included painting, stump removal, hauling away junk, fence removal and yard work. Projects need to be able to be completed in one day.

“Last year, we helped veterans,” Harrison said, “we helped disabled individuals. We helped elderly individuals and low income families. We want to be able to help those who can’t financially or physically do a project. We want to be able to surround them with a team to be able to get that project done.”

Once a project application is submitted, an individual with Day of Caring will visit the project location. This individual assesses the project, takes pictures and writes a project summary. The team leaders then pick a project that is best suited to their team’s skill set.

“So, we want to make sure that they have some good projects to choose from,” Harrison said.

Anyone with questions or interest in submitting a Day of Caring project application can call Staci Harrison at (660) 826-2980. Applications can also be submitted online.

“The applications that came through for the teams, they’re just stellar individuals, stellar organizations,” Harrison said. “We’re excited to be able to work with them this year."