Sign-up under way for WDC’s Day of Caring
Wadena-Deer Creek High School’s seventh annual “Day of Caring” is slated for Wednesday, April 29, and WDC students are looking for individuals who would like their help.
The Day of Caring is organized by the National Honor Society of Wadena-Deer Creek High School and is a day set aside for WDC students to give back to their community by volunteering to help people with outdoor clean-up projects.
Students will rake leaves, weed flowerbeds, wash windows, as well as other tasks around the yard in the immediate Wadena, Deer Creek and Bluffton areas. This year, seniors Marissa Jahnke, Elise Kallevig, Danyel Post and Michael Small are the NHS students who are coordinating the Day of Caring project.
Student-volunteers in grades 10-12, along with school staff, will work on projects from 9 a.m. to early afternoon on April 29. If the number of requests exceeds the number of students, then students from ninth grade will be added to help with the workload.
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 contact them prior to the Day of Caring, so they know what needs to be done and the time needed to complete the request. Deadline for calling in requests is April 17.
“There is no charge for this community service, so please give WDC a call as students are ready to lend a helping hand,” said Marissa Jahnke.
“This is a chance for Wadena-Deer Creek students to give back to the community and make a difference,” added Michael Small.
In case of severe weather, the back-up day is Wednesday, May 13. WDC High School Special Education Teacher Dawn Hamelau serves as NHS advisor.