BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC)
The United Way is celebrating 125 years as an organization dedicated to helping the community. As a part of that celebration, entitled the Day of Change, folks are being asked to log onto Twitter and tweet about how they have made a change or difference in someone's life. The Lowcountry chapter of the United Way is also using the day as a way to encourage volunteers to step up and help.
"It is a perfect opportunity to take action and volunteer to tutor at one of our local elementary schools," said Jill Briggs, United Way of the Lowcountry executive vice president.
The group says it always likes to interact face to face but is hoping that using social media will help get the word out faster and to a wider audience. The Lowcountry chapter is looking for 600 volunteers to help tutor children in elementary schools. They are trying to increase reading levels an decrease high school drop out rates in the region.