Wednesday, October 09, 2013

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED For Make A Difference Day on October 26th

Marshfield Area United Way is now taking registrations for this year’s Make A Difference Day. On Saturday, October 26, 2013, volunteers will gather to rake lawns for Marshfield residents whom are unable to do so themselves.

Residents in need of assistance with their lawns should call United Way at 715-384-9992 to see if they qualify. For those needing assistance with their lawn, please be aware that based on need and due to the time constraints, and age, of the majority of the volunteers, Marshfield Area United Way cannot guarantee residents with larger than average size city lots or heavily wooded lots can be raked.

Anyone receiving help on this day must be home when the volunteers are there raking. Additionally, residents are responsible for having enough leaf bags available for the volunteers to use. If there aren’t enough bags for the leaves, the leaves will be raked into a pile on the lawn only.

Volunteers helping on this day are asked to register by logging on to and clicking on ‘Make A Difference Day.” Here, you can sign-up individually or as a team. Make A Difference Day is a great group event to help out your community with friends, family, classmates, church groups and/or co-workers. You can also register yourself or group by sending an email to or calling 715-384-9992.

Volunteers are asked to register in advance so United Way can estimate how many lawns can be raked during the event. Everyone will gather at the Marshfield Senior Center, 111 South Maple Ave (next to the Marshfield Public Library), at 8:30 the morning of the 26th to receive instructions and lawn assignments. United Way asks that volunteers bring their own rakes and have their own transportation. A light snack and water will be provided.

If you have any further questions or are in need of assistance with your lawn, please contact Marshfield Area United Way at 715-384-9992.

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