The Sedalia-Pettis County United Way is urging citizens who need help with projects on their property to submit project applications for their second annual "Day of Caring." The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

"We would like to be able to help Pettis County citizens with a one-day project," Staci Harrison, United Way Executive Director said. "It could be a painting project, hauling away junk, yardwork, tearing up a fence, or building a wheel chair ramp. These are some of the things we did last year."

The purpose is to help those who don't have the financial or physical means to complete projects in their home or on their property. Last year, a recipient received a Habitat for Humanity House as a result of submitting a project application.

"We had the opportunity to help a veteran," Harrison said. "What we were doing was helping him declutter his home and kind of haul away junk to see what kind of repairs we could put into his home and it just wasn't repairable. The house had caught fire years before and had no running water or heat."

Applications for projects or volunteer teams may be submitted online at Applications are available under the "Give Back" tab by clicking the "Second Annual Day Of Caring" link. Physical copies can be obtained at the United Way office on the third floor of U.S. Bank on the west end of Sedalia, across from Aldi, or at the Pettis County Community Partnership behind Bing's West on 65 highway.