Northwest NEWS

September 28, 1998

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Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom stayed volunteers

   by Woodinville Weekly staff
  
   The first steady day of rain in over a month failed to keep several thousand volunteers from completing their assigned tasks during the seventh annual United Way of King County Day of Caring last Friday.
  
   Six projects in the Snoqualmie Valley were among 300 in the county that were the focus of volunteer work.
  
   Volunteers gathered at rallies early in the morning, then fanned out to clean, paint, repair, landscape, cook and read to children.
  
   "Despite the rain, we had a sizeable turnout at the rallies," said United Way spokesman Rick Rafael.
  
   In the Snoqualmie Valley, work included:
   Countywide, more than 5,000 volunteers were expected to help out, with the Day of Caring becoming the largest single-day mobilization of volunteerism in the county, said Rafael.
  
   The first steady day of rain in over a month failed to keep several thousand volunteers from completing their assigned tasks during the seventh annual United Way of King County Day of Caring last Friday.