Charleston, SC (PressExposure) October 08, 2012 -- Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina participated in the Day Of Caring event sponsored by the Trident United Way in Mount Pleasant, SC on Friday September 7th 2012. The Trident United Way sponsors events throughout the Charleston, SC area on the Day Of Caring with thousands of volunteers that take time out of their schedules to help out those in need. Attorney Evan Guthrie participated in a project with volunteers from the Lowcountry Senior Network . The Lowcountry Senior Network is the premier networking organization for professionals in the Lowcountry who are committed to providing quality services to seniors, caregivers, and adult children. The LSN helps with several volunteer projects in the local community throughout the year. The event for the 2012 Day Of Caring was to work in conjunction with the East Cooper Meals on Wheels Program in Mount Pleasant, SC. East Cooper Meals On Wheels helps provide and deliver meals to elderly residents in the East Cooper area. Meals On Wheels serves several meals to low income elderly residents a week that may not have access to quality nourishment.
The goal of the 2012 Caring event was to do landscaping and yard work on the yards and houses of the seniors that Meals On Wheels serves. There were about thirty volunteers from the Senior Network that divided into teams of four to five to work on the maximum amount of houses for clients. Attorney Evan Guthrie was on a team with another elder law lawyer, an employee with nursing education program, and a worker with a retirement community. The house that Mr. Guthrie was assigned was in need of major work and appeared to not have been maintained for quite some time. Attorney Guthrie trimmed hedges and bushes, cut limbs, raked leaves, helped install a new mailbox, and carried refuse to the curb for pickup. The temperature for that day was over ninety degrees and almost rained towards the end of the event. There was a dramatic difference between the start and finish of the project and the resident of the house that was worked on was very thankful for the help she received. Attorney Guthrie was happy to be able to contribute to such a worthy project that was able to have such a immediate and noticeable impact on the life of a senior citizen. Mr. Guthrie looks forward to be able to participate in the annual event again next year.