Damon Williams of Roanoke (from left), Michael Pate of Salem and Raymond Powell Jr. and Sly Witcher, both of Roanoke, perform landscape work outside the Child Health Investment Partnership, or CHIP, building on Friday as volunteer participants in the United Way’s Day of Action. “These organizations do a lot for the community, it is important for us to help them,” said Powell, adding that he wants to volunteer and be a good role model for his two sons. The volunteers also helped to organize donations at CHIP. They came through local business including Boxley Materials Company and First Citizens Bank.
LEFT: Volunteers for United Way’s Day of Action build “musical fences” that can be played as an instrument. Melissa Cassity of Roanoke (left) and Anita Cosner of Botetourt County secure the lid of a kitchen pot next to colored plastic pipe and other household items on the fence. They are volunteering through Wells Fargo. The fences will go up at local child care centers.