United Way Days of Caring Project 

The Shaw House in Bangor is getting some upgrades, thanks to a new project.The United Way of Eastern Maine kicked off their first day of caring project with the Shaw House and Oxford Networks.The purpose of the project is to get area businesses to volunteer with social service agencies in need of a little extra help.Employees of Oxford Networks gathered at the Shaw House to put new paint on the walls.The Shaw House is the only emergency homeless shelter in Bangor for runaway and street children.Executive Director Carol Whitney says they’re grateful for the help.”It feels wonderful and they’re just amazing. They’re going to finish this in a couple of hours. This is the central room for the children where they mix and enjoy.””It’s so important when business and local agencies can come together to improve our community and offer services that are important. It really makes living here a better opportunity.”For more information about the Days of Caring Project or the United Way of Eastern Maine you can call 941-2800.