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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Veera Shanmugavel paints a door at the Pioneer Craft House during the United Way Day of Caring in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.

SALT LAKE CITY — Volunteers throughout the Salt Lake area took part in the United Way's annual Day of Caring on Thursday.

Volunteers helped out at schools and performed other acts of service throughout the day.