TULSA, Oklahoma - Thousands of people will take part in the United Way's 28th annual Day of Caring, and they'll work on a variety of service projects around northeastern Oklahoma. 

The United Way says more than 5,000 volunteers from northeastern Oklahoma will be involved in its Day of Caring.

The volunteers were to work on one of nearly 450 community service projects - anything from cleaning up neighborhoods and landscaping to school projects and working with the elderly.

The nonprofit says while a lot of people sign-up independently to serve, many people team up with their co-workers to volunteer.

Carla Holmes and her co-workers from Spirit Aerosystems said they'll have a full day of work at the Tulsa Met High School.

"We are going to help them revamp their yoga room to separate it from their storage room and then, we're going to go into their STEM lab and totally revamp that," she said.

The Day of Caring  officially started at 7:00 a.m. Friday morning when volunteers came together for a free breakfast and a special program at the VFW Post near Centennial Park.

Then, those volunteers headed off to start serving at a number of sites, including Gathering Place and Tulsa Dream Center.