Sign-up under way for WDC’s ‘Day of Caring’
Wadena-Deer Creek High School’s eighth annual “Day of Caring” is slated for Wednesday, April 27 and WDC students are looking for individuals who would like their help.
Day of Caring is organized by Wadena-Deer Creek’s National Honor Society chapter and is a day set aside for WDC High School students to give back to their community by volunteering to help people with outdoor clean-up projects.
Those outdoor tasks include raking leaves, cleaning out flowerbeds, washing windows (first floor only), as well as other tasks around the yard in the immediate Wadena, Deer Creek and Bluffton areas.
Seniors Wyatt Fitzsimmons, Jarrett Pettit, Beth Schmitz, Lauren Soroko and Austin Sutherland are the NHS students who are coordinating the Day of Caring project.
This year, the project will add ninth-graders to help with the workload. They will join 265 student-volunteers in grades 10-12, along with school staff, who will work on job requests from 9 a.m. to early afternoon on April 27.
If you have an outdoor project, community members are asked to 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 15.
“There is no charge for this community service, so please give WDC a call as students are ready to lend a helping hand,” said Beth Schmitz.
“This is a chance for Wadena-Deer Creek students to give back to the community and make a difference,” added Wyatt Fitzsimmons.
In case of severe weather, the back-up day is Wednesday, May 4. WDC High School Special Education Teacher Dawn Hamelau serves as NHS advisor.