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United Way of Mower County bringing back Day of Caring Event

After a big showing for the 2018 Days of Caring involving the Catherwood Home, United Way of Mower County has reached out to local partners for impactful projects that will make up the 2019 Day of Caring.

These projects will include: Born learning trail updates, yardwork at Rachel’s Hope, indoor/outdoor projects at the Salvation Army, grounds cleanup at the Mower County Historical Society, cleanup at Todd Park, and waterway cleanup at Mill Pond, East Side Lake and the Bandshell Park.

People are encouraged to join the United Way as they empower and connect volunteers with local partners to complete projects that create a community-wide impact.


WHO: United Way of Mower County, Mower County Historical Society, The Salvation Army, Mower County Senior Center, Rachel’s Hope, Austin Park and Recreation, Cedar River Watershed District, United Way Volunteers and Local Agencies; Community Members

WHAT: United Way’s Day of Caring – Volunteer Projects

WHEN: 8-9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 (Kickoff breakfast) LIFE Mower County; 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 5, (Service Projects) various locations

WHERE: LIFE Mower County (401 2nd Ave NE) (Kickoff breakfast, trail update, waterway cleanup); Rachel’s Hope (808 W Oakland Ave) (yardwork); East Side Lake Park (waterway cleanup); Bandshell Park (Veteran’s Pavilion parking lot) (waterway cleanup); Salvation Army (409 1st Ave NE) (indoor/outdoor projects); Mower County Historical Society (1303 6th Ave SW) (grounds clean-up); Todd Park (11th Street and 21st Ave NE) (grounds cleanup)