Thanks to more than 530 volunteers, 56 nonprofit projects were completed on Friday, as part of United Way’s annual Day of Caring event. As the largest single-day volunteer event in Northwest Indiana, Day of Caring brings together residents and businesses to support their community by helping area nonprofits with clean-up projects and more.

Volunteers worked on projects in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties and more than 35 nonprofits benefited. Projects included landscaping, painting, building, collection drives and more.
The day kicked off with a free breakfast rally in Valparaiso.