Swapping office attire for work clothes, dozens of members of the University of Virginia community spent several hours Wednesday cleaning up, sprucing up and fixing up properties all across the region.

The volunteer effort was part of the local United Way of Greater Charlottesville’s annual Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring that matched volunteers with work projects at area schools, trails, nonprofits, and a host of other locations. UVA volunteers fanned out to nearly 50 different spots to lend a helping hand to the community.

Check out some of the photos of the event.

Several volunteers pose with rakes and a wheelbarrow.
Members of the UVA President’s Office wielded rakes, spread mulch and trimmed trees as part of the University’s efforts to contribute to the community. (Contributed photos)
A woman dumps a bucket of gravel into the bed of a utility vehicle.
Volunteers help fix up the pathways at Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children with special needs. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)
A man with a leaf blower on a building roof cleans out the gutters.
A UVA volunteer climbed onto the roof to clean out the gutters of a Camp Holiday Trails building. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)
Two women with brooms take a break from work.
Dozens of UVA community members fanned out to nearly 50 locations to provide some free labor to deserving organizations. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)
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A man in a bucket lift uses tools to fix an exterior light.
A UVA worker fixes a broken exterior light at Camp Holiday Trails. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)
A volunteer uses a paint brush to repaint lines on an outdoor basketball court.
University Communications’ Emily Faith Morgan, a huge UVA basketball fan, fittingly gets a job freshening up the paint on an outdoor court. (Photo by Erin Edgerton, University Communications)
A volunteer paints a white line on an outdoor basketball court.
Volunteers from UVA Communications traveled to Fluvanna County to repaint faded courts at the county high school. (Photo by Erin Edgerton, University Communications)
A woman touches up a faded high-school logo.
Erika Craig, a finance and operations manager for UVA Communications, touches up the “Flying Flucos” logo at Fluvanna County High School. (Photo by Erin Edgerton, University Communications)

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