Make A Difference Day
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Every year, elderly and disabled residents in our community struggle to rake their yards in preparation for winter. Each Make A Difference Day, United Way Volunteer Connection coordinates the largest raking project in the area, helping give these residents peace of mind.
Community volunteers come out in force to help with raking, but they don’t stop there. Several donation collections also take place.
2012 Rake-A-Thon Results
This year 1,609 volunteers came together with rakes and trailers to clean up the yards of residents in the greater Wausau area. Through a follow-up survey of these residents, 95% responded it would be difficult or very difficult for them to find another way to get their yard raked. These words from residents after volunteers raked their yards express the gratitude felt by many:
“I am elderly and unable to do this myself, I really appreciate the help!.”
"It just gives me relief that I don't have to worry about the leaves being raked."
"I love the hugs from the volunteers, it makes my day!"
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