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28th annual Day of Caring

Volunteers line up to check-in for the 28th annual Day of Caring, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Otero County Fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. Day of Caring volunteers performed various tasks, such as home repairs and yard work, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

Volunteers line up to check-in for the 28th annual Day of Caring, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Otero County Fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. Day of Caring volunteers performed various tasks, such as home repairs and yard work, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

Volunteers from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. and the local Otero County community pose a photo, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Otero County Fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. Day of Caring volunteers performed various tasks, such as home repairs and yard work, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

Volunteers from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. and the local Otero County community pose a photo, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Otero County Fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. Day of Caring volunteers performed various tasks, such as home repairs and yard work, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Boren, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-9 Reaper weapons load crew member, sweeps a porch, Sept. 6, 2019, at a residence in Alamogordo, N.M. Day of Caring volunteers performed various tasks, such as home repairs and yard work, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Boren, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-9 Reaper weapons load crew member, sweeps a porch, Sept. 6, 2019, at a residence in Alamogordo, N.M. Day of Caring volunteers performed various tasks, such as home repairs and yard work, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

Tarah Martinez, a local community volunteer, throws away weeds, Sept. 6, 2019, at a residence in Alamogordo, N.M. Day of Caring volunteers performed various tasks, such as home repairs and yard work, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

Tarah Martinez, a local community volunteer, throws away weeds, Sept. 6, 2019, at a residence in Alamogordo, N.M. Day of Caring volunteers performed various tasks, such as home repairs and yard work, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

Master Sgt. Shanette Labonte, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron infrastructure superintendent, tapes a doorway for painting, Sept. 6, 2019, at a church in Alamogordo, N.M. Day of Caring volunteers performed various tasks, such as home repairs and yard work, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

Master Sgt. Shanette Labonte, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron infrastructure superintendent, tapes a doorway for painting, Sept. 6, 2019, at a church in Alamogordo, N.M. Day of Caring volunteers performed various tasks, such as home repairs and yard work, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

A day of caring volunteer paints a wall, Sept. 6, 2019, at a church in Alamogordo, N.M. Day of Caring volunteers performed various tasks, such as home repairs and yard work, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

A day of caring volunteer paints a wall, Sept. 6, 2019, at a church in Alamogordo, N.M. Day of Caring volunteers performed various tasks, such as home repairs and yard work, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not the resources to do so. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kindra Stewart)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

Volunteers from Holloman Air Force Base and members of the local community came together for the 28th annual Day of Caring, September 6, 2019, at the Otero County Fairgrounds in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

The Day of Caring is an annual event, where volunteers perform various tasks, such as home repairs or yard work, at pre-determined job sites for individuals who are either unable to accomplish the tasks themselves or do not have the resources to do so.  

Several local businesses not only sponsored the event, but volunteered as well.

The Day of Caring is one of many annual events the 49th Wing supports and is dedicated to beautifying the local area and assisting residents in need. This year, the Day of Caring supported over 100 families.

The opening ceremony kicked off with speakers from Holloman and the local community, including the Mayor of Alamogordo, Richard Boss.

“Thank you for participating in this event,” said Boss, speaking to the crowd of volunteers. “The benefit to our community goes way beyond the monetary value [it costs to support the event]. Our elderly and disabled citizens’ lives are enhanced and made better as a result of your contribution.”