October 7, 2013 12:00 AM

Thurston residents step up when needed most

The United Way of Thurston County is celebrating an 80 percent increase in participation over two years after its recent 21st annual Day of Caring. More than 750 people braved high winds and torrential rains to donate their time to 36 community service projects this year, which ranged from painting to landscaping low-income homes for disabled individuals to organizing donated books for children.

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