Three Alaska businesses partake in United Way's 'Day of Caring'

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The United Way of the Tanana Valley organized it's annual 'Day of Caring' on this day of remembrance.

The health and social organization coordinated the 'Day of Caring' on September 11th as a reminder that this day can be a positive one.

Three local businesses partnered with three non-profit organizations to help complete projects that will make improvements for the groups that help the public.

The Golden Heart Rotary Club helped clean up the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Alaska office this morning, while volunteers from Explore Fairbanks helped create a space for fragile vintage books and other inventory at the Literacy Council of Fairbanks.

Meanwhile, employees from Alyeska helped clean up a walking trail for children at the early childcare and education center known as 'Thread Alaska'.

Communications Manager for Alyeska, Bill Bailey, told us why they volunteered on this Day of Caring.

"So Alyeska, of course we have Alyeska, but we also have the TAPS System, so that includes a lot of our contractors, so we're here today, of course, to clean the trails, but also to show and demonstrate that in addition to our corporate contributions that we give in terms of dollars, we also actually doing work that benefits the organization and improves the community. And this is all being done on the clock, so people are using their work day through company support to basically give back, today."