The DeSoto Times-Tribune has published a story highlighting United Way’s work in DeSoto County, with an emphasis on our upcoming Days of Caring kickoff event this weekend at The Farmer’s Market in Hernando.

Approaching its 95th anniversary, United Way of the Mid-South has been a driving force in DeSoto County for decades.

Individuals contributing to the many designated charitable funds via paycheck contributions have assisted charities and nonprofits in a major way.

Those agencies which have benefited from United Way, such as Habitat for Humanity, DeSoto Chapter, will take part in a work project on Saturday, following a volunteer sign-up drive and informational booth at the Hernando Farmers Market.

Two homes in the historic West End neighborhood of Hernando will receive winterization through the efforts of Habitat and United Way of the Mid-South.

The event kicks of the annual “Days of Caring” effort by United Way across the Mid-South.

This Saturday, Sept. 9, United Way will host “Days of Caring” and a volunteer recruiting drive at the Farmer’s Market, 2535 Highway 51 South at Commerce Street in Hernando, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

United Way CEO and President, Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D. has made remarkable changes within and outside the organization during his three years in leadership, including a new look and focus.

You can read the entire story on their website here.