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David Hegwood Day of Caring

United Way of Southwest Oklahoma's annual David Hegwood Day of Caring is a community-wide event benefiting nonprofit agencies, local schools, and city parks. 


Each year, Day of Caring brings together volunteers committed to creating positive change in the lives of children, families, and seniors.
Volunteer teams, organized by local companies, civic organizations, schools, and community members complete projects for local nonprofit agencies, schools, and parks in the community that often lack the necessary resources to tackle such important initiatives themselves.
The United Way of Southwest Oklahoma renamed the Day of Caring the David Hegwood Day of Caring in 2012 following David's passing. David was a long time board member and supporter of United Way.  David was a community advocate who believed strongly in volunteering and giving back to the community in which he lived. Every year we not only get to remember David and his commitment to United Way but we also remember his vision of giving back.  
The 24th Annual David Hegwood Day of Caring was held on Friday, April 27, 2018.                                           
Following a community breakfast, teams volunteer across Lawton to complete much-needed tasks such as painting, cleaning, landscaping, gardening, and construction.
United Way T-Shirts will be available for purchase for $5 at the David Hegwood Day of Caring Breakfast! 
2018 David Hegwood Day of Caring Projects Sites.
In all 27 Projects were completed at the following locations: 
United Way of Southwest Oklahoma
Marie Detty, Parker Pointe Group Home
Marie Detty, New Directions Shelter
Roadback, Inc
Center for Creative Living 
Lawton Food Bank
Crosby Park Elementary School
Teen Court
Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club
Salvation Army
Great Plains Improvement Foundation; C. Carter Crane Shelter for the Homeless
Girl Scouts
Hearts that Care Volunteer Health Clinic
CASA of Southwest Oklahoma 
Family Promise of Lawton, Inc.
Christian Family Counseling Center
Boy Scouts of America, Last Frontier Council
City of Lawton, Elmer Thomas Park
City of Lawton, HC King Center
2018 Day of Caring Volunteers 
In total, 288 Volunteers from the following locations showed us all how to LIVE UNITED by volunteering to help make SW OK a better place. 
Catholic Charities 
Navy Federal Credit Union
Silver-Line Plastics Corporation
Great Plains Technology Center
Reginald Duvall
Christopher Adams
Centerpoint Energy 
Cameron University Volleyball Team
Young Professionals
City National Bank
Comanche County Courthouse Employees
Ft. Sill Federal Credit Union
Southwestern Medical Center
Arvest Bank
Cosmetic Specialty Labs
Donna Ellsworth
April Starr
1 Church, 1 Child
Upper Iowa University 
A special thank you to the generous sponsors for the 2018 Day of Caring! 
Kade McClure