United Way Seeks Raking Volunteers and Individuals Who Need Yards Raked
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — The United Way of Inner Wisconsin’s (UWIW) annual raking event, ‘Day of Caring’ is scheduled for Nov. 4, 2017.
All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and a hot breakfast. Volunteers and team leaders can register online at www.uwiw.org. Event starts at 8:00 a.m. at the Grand Rapids Lion’s Club, 2411 36th St. South. All youth volunteers MUST have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian.
UWIW are also currently accepting registration from local elderly/disabled individuals who wish to have their yards raked by volunteers during ‘Day of Caring’.
To register to have your yard raked, call 715-421-0390 and speak to a 2-1-1 information specialist between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
According to a United Way press release, “This program is designed for low or fixed-income elderly and/or disabled residents who have no other means of completing the raking service (ie: no family nearby, unable to pay a landscaping company, etc.).”
When calling to register, residents should be prepared to provide directions (or the nearest cross street) to their home; and be able to describe their yard size:
- Small – 3 or less trees
- Medium – 4-6 trees
- Large – 7-10 trees
- Jumbo – more than 10 trees
The deadline to register is Oct. 20, 2017.
Residents who participate will be expected to provide their own leaf bags (if applicable) and instructions for the volunteers. Instructions should include information about leaf disposal, depending on the municipality they live in. Volunteers will only be raking leaves. Participants are also expected to clean up any pet waste and trash from their yard before volunteers arrive.