Sign-up under way for 'Day of Caring'
Wadena-Deer Creek High School’s seventh annual “Day of Caring” is slated for Wednesday, April 30 and WDC students are looking for individuals who would like their help.
The Day of Caring is a day set aside for Wadena-Deer Creek students to give back to their community by volunteering to help people with outdoor clean-up projects.
“We will rake leaves, weed flowerbeds, wash windows and do any other tasks around the yard in the immediate Wadena, Deer Creek and Bluffton areas,” explained Heather Theisen, a senior, who along with seniors Austin Hendershot and Wesley Janson, are the three student coordinators of the Day of Caring.
This year’s event will include the largest number of students and staff ever a ssembled for the Day of Caring. More than 150 student-volunteers in grades 10-12, along with school staff will work on projects from about 9 a.m. to into the early afternoon on April 30. The event is also expanding to include the communities of Deer Creek and Bluffton. If the number of requests exceeds the number of students, then students from 9th grade will be added to help with the workload.
“We’ve definitely seen an increase in need over the last couple of years and we are prepared to take on more requests. Day of Caring has become very popular among some of the older residents in town,” said Hendershot.
If you have an outdoor project, call the Day of Caring phone number at (218) 632-2444. Requests are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those who put in a request can expect the student coordinators to visit their home prior to the Day of Caring, so they know what needs to be done and how long it may take. Deadline for requests is April 16.
There is no charge for this community service, so please give WDC a call as students are ready to lend a helping hand.
“This is a chance for Wadena-Deer Creek students to give back to the community and make a difference,” said Janson.
In case of severe weather, the back-up day is the following Wednesday, May 7.