As hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the city Friday afternoon, one small struggling Catholic school is looking a bit brighter. United Way’s “Day of Action” involved several companies who allowed their employees to spend the day painting, cleaning, moving, landscaping at area non-profits who could not otherwise get afford to get the work done. Jessica Wilmarth, Development Director at St. Patrick’s Elementary School on the city’s east side, says her part-time janitor is one happy man.
“We only have one custodian, part-time, and he’s having a great day with all this extra help” says Wilmarth.
The more than a dozen students from Benedictine University spent the afternoon moving furniture and doing some cleaning that the school’s part-time janitor normally doesn’t have time to do. Those students originally are from Japan with one nursing student from Uganda .