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Letter: Volunteers made Day of Caring special

Published 10:02am Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Letter to the editor

United Way of Mower County would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who had a part in the eighth annual Day of Caring.

Day of Caring took place Oct. 5. It’s a day when volunteers come together to help others in our community complete projects they are not able to do themselves.

We would like to thank our sponsors who helped make Day of Caring possible: KIMT, Games People Play for donating T-shirts, Donut Connection for the kickoff breakfast, and to Austin Public Schools for use of the AHS cafeteria. Your generous donations are greatly appreciated. And a special “thank you” to Mark Bjorlie for volunteering to be the project coordinator again this year.

To all our volunteers — you are what make Day of Caring special. We had an amazing group of volunteers who worked on projects that ranged from window washing to yard clean up and home improvement projects. Your time and efforts made a real difference in the lives of those you helped.

This was the one of the largest Day of Caring events yet, and even the weather cooperated. About 280 volunteers signed up to work on 43 projects. It truly was a community effort, from the donations to the volunteers who willingly gave their time and talents to help their neighbors.

Living united is what it is all about.

Thank you,

Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt, United Way of Mower County

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