Zonta empowers women through service and advocacy, and sometimes we get our hands dirty. In August members participated in the United Way “Summer of Caring.” Member of the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area worked at three homes snipping, shearing, raking, blowing leaves, etc. bringing joy to the women owners/occupants. The United Way of Southwestern Oregon normally operates the “Day of Caring” but made pandemic related modifications to run the program between June-August. The Summer of Caring assists seniors and disabled with minor repairs and yard cleanup by community volunteers. The program has now ended for 2020, but will resume in 2021.