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Wood County Dispatch Center
Friday October 14th, 2016 :: 08:52 a.m. CDT

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Volunteers Needed to Rake on “Day of Caring” Oct. 22nd

<p><strong>WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI</strong> &ndash; United Way of Inner Wisconsin&rsquo;s Volunteer Center is seeking groups of volunteers to help rake yards for local elderly/disabled individuals on October 22nd during its &ldquo;Day of Caring&rdquo; event.&nbsp; Day of Caring will kick off at 8:00am at the Grand Rapids Lion&rsquo;s Club, 2411 36th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids.</p>

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<p>The event will kick off with a FREE hot breakfast at 8:00am at the Grand Rapids Lion&rsquo;s Club.&nbsp; Afterwards, volunteers will receive their raking assignments and FREE t-shirts.&nbsp; We will also be collecting personal care items for Acorn Apartments, a local apartment building for disabled individuals.</p>

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<p>Team leaders can pre-register their volunteer groups online by October 17 at www.uwiw.org (click on Day of Caring).&nbsp; Youth under the age of 18 will need a waiver signed by a parent or guardian (available at www.uwiw.org).&nbsp; Volunteers need to provide their own rakes, gloves, and transportation.&nbsp; Younger volunteers may need to be supervised by an adult. &nbsp;Home owners will provide the bags (if needed).</p>

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<p>This year&rsquo;s t-shirt sponsors are the Wisconsin Rapids Noon Rotary Club and the Wisconsin Rapids Kiwanis Club.&nbsp; Breakfast sponsors include Ocean Spray, Quality Foods IGA and Wal-Mart.&nbsp; We also thank the Grand Rapids Lion&rsquo;s Club for the use of their facilities, providing volunteers and donating food, paper plates, napkins, utensils, etc.</p>

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<p>For more information, please contact Amy Fluno, Day of Caring Coordinator, at 715-421-0390 or amy@uwiw.org.&nbsp; There is no rain date; however, projects may be completed at a later date if there is inclement weather.</p>

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<p><strong>Photo caption:&nbsp; A local Girl Scout Troop participated in the 2015 Day of Caring event.</strong></p>

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<p><strong>About United Way of Inner Wisconsin&rsquo;s Volunteer Center</strong></p>

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<p>The Volunteer Center is a clearing house for requests for volunteers and volunteer opportunities.&nbsp; An online database of volunteer opportunities is available at www.volunteerinnerwisc.org.&nbsp; Volunteer opportunities are announced every Wednesday morning on WFHR; and can be viewed on RCCA Media.&nbsp; The Volunteer Center works on several initiatives such as Day of Caring, Stuff the School Bus, Homeless Point in Time (PIT) Count, and the Disaster Volunteer Reception Center.</p>

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<p>The Volunteer Center is a program of United Way of Inner Wisconsin.&nbsp; Its mission is to mobilize and inspire people to utilize their talents to enhance our community.</p>

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Address/Location
Wood County Dispatch Center
400 Market St
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 715-421-8701

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