SPOKANE, Wash. -- More than 200 volunteers from local businesses took a day off from their jobs Thursday to work for the United Way.
It was all part of the organization’s annual Day of Action campaign.
Volunteers, along with Mayor Condon, cleaned, painted, weeded and even read to children at the West Central Community Center.
Local business leaders from five companies including ALSC Architects, Numerica Credit Union, US Bank, Wendle Motors and Rosauers Supermarkets supported the cause. Those companies have raised 55 percent more than they did last year for the campaign.
The United Way hoped to raise $4.7 million this year and has already reached a quarter of that goal.