Additional Photos from United Way Days of Caring

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- You may have seen the article about the Willamette University football team completing community service projects on Saturday (Aug. 21) as part of the United Way Days of Caring. The article included several photos of the Bearcats volunteering at various sites in the Salem area.

We've added a few more photos to the entry you're reading now. If you'd like to see even more photos you can go to the Willamette Bearcats page on Facebook, where we've posted a total of 55 photos. There are photos from four of the work sites.

It was the seventh consecutive year that Willamette's football team has participated in the Days of Caring. This year, WU athletes provided volunteer labor at West Salem High School, downtown Salem near the Willamette campus, the Northgate Forgiveness and Peace Garden, Liberty House, Clare Bridge, Mid-Valley Women's Crisis Service Office and Chemawa Indian School.

Ralph Pineda volunteers at the Northgate Forgiveness and Peace Garden.

Ralph Pineda volunteers at the Northgate Forgiveness and Peace Garden.

Wes Wenzel hammers in a nail at the Northgate Forgiveness and Peace Garden.

Wes Wenzel hammers in a nail at the Northgate Forgiveness and Peace Garden.

Jeff Kahler (left), Jamiere Abney (upper right) and Terrell Malley (middle) clean a fire hydrant near the State Capitol.

Jeff Kahler (left), Jamiere Abney (upper right) and Terrell Malley (middle) clean a fire hydrant near the State Capitol.

Several Willamette football players provide volunteer labor at the Mid-Valley Women's Crisis Service Office.

Several Willamette football players provide volunteer labor at the Mid-Valley Women's Crisis Service Office.