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Oct 12, 2020

Trident United Way’s 20th annual Day of Caring to be very different due to the coronavirus

INGEVITY IN THE NEWS

Trident United Way’s annual Day of Caring will look drastically different this year with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The 20th annual event on Nov. 20 will be done virtually and remotely with little to no contact with other people. The annual event traditionally involves volunteers from various businesses dedicating a full day to service projects around the Lowcountry. Some projects having included working on homes through Habitat for Humanity and cleaning up school courtyards.

Monifa Ellington works with the engagement team for Ingevity, a chemical manufacturing company and a longtime partner with Trident United Way. The company has participated in the event for around 10 years.  It’s North Charleston based and is always looking for opportunities to help organizations that neighbor them, Ellington said. Ingevity continuing its participation in Day of Caring is important because there are people in the community who still need help, she said. “It may be even a little greater for some,” she said. The team would traditionally partner with Metanoia, a community development nonprofit in North Charleston. Previous projects have included building gardens and repurposing basketball courts. Read more…


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