TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Hundreds of volunteers rolled up their sleeves Friday to help with various community projects.

It was the United Way of the Wabash Valley’s annual Serve the Valley event.

Over 300 volunteers helped out with community projects which included work like landscaping, cleaning, painting, food pantry preparations and park beautification.

Volunteers could choose from over 30 projects, such as beautification outside West Vigo High School, maintenance at the ISU Community Garden, work at the playground at Ouabache Elementary School and planter box maintenance in downtown Terre Haute.

Volunteers got the day started with a free breakfast sponsored by Elanco at the Zorah Shrine Temple in Terre Haute.

“Serve the Valley is one of my favorite days of the year,” said Abby Desboro, Marketing and Communications Director of the United Way of the Wabash Valley. “It feels great to know that these individuals are creating positive change for themselves, their families and their community. It is great to see so many different groups joining us to volunteer together, from businesses, church groups, civic organizations, school athletic teams and honor societies giving back. Our volunteers are so giving of their time and truly committed to our community. It warms my heart to see so many people banding together to help these organizations and show what an impact we can make when we all work together.”