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Northwest Arkansas Volunteers Help Community

More Than 600 People Donated Their Time

Posted: March 13, 2014 at 6 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO DAVID GOTTSCHALK Maxine Phansiri, left, of Lowell tapes a banister as Kourtney Connell of Bentonville rolls paint Wednesday at the Seven Hills Walker Family Residential Community in Fayetteville. Phansiri and Connell were volunteers from Walmart's Global Emergency Management team participating in the United Way's Live United Day.

More than 600 people volunteered at nonprofit organizations across Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday making their communities better places to live, organizers said.

AT A GLANCE

Volunteering In The U.S.

September 2012 - September 2013

• The volunteer rate declined 1 percent to 25 percent.

• About 62 million people volunteered for an organization at least once.

• The volunteer rate for men was 22 percent.

• The volunteer rate for women was 28 percent.

• Volunteers spent a median of 50 hours volunteering.

• The organizations people volunteered for most were related to religion, education and youth services.

Source: bls.gov

BY THE NUMBERS

Live United Day 2013

• 685: Number of volunteers who participated.

• 3,028: Hours worked.

• $63,154: Value of time worked.

• 47: Number of agencies involved.

Source: unitedwaynwa.org

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