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Photo Slideshow: Cats in the Community Day Helps World Care

By Shelley Shelton, University Communications | March 7, 2012

What has 700 hands and loves to help? Volunteers from the University of Arizona.

Volunteers work on a Ben's Bells mural in the World Care courtyard on Cats in the Community Day. (Photo by Patrick McArdle/UANews)
Volunteers work on a Ben's Bells mural in the World Care courtyard on Cats in the Community Day. (Photo by Patrick McArdle/UANews)

About 350 volunteers from the University of Arizona armed themselves Saturday with paint brushes, power tools and lots of creativity to make over the headquarters of World Care Civilian Emergency Relief Center. The humanitarian aid organization is known for providing worldwide disaster relief, but 85 percent of its resources stay in Southern Arizona, providing school supplies for low-income children and free or low-cost walkers and wheelchairs for people who need them.

The UA effort was all part of the annual Cats in the Community Day volunteer event, in which members of the campus community help a local nonprofit organization in need. UA employees and students were at World Care on Saturday to paint walls, create a mural, build a shade structure, remake the headquarters command center and break room and more. See more in this slideshow