WDC's Day of Caring sign-up under way!
Wadena-Deer Creek High School’s ninth annual “Day of Caring” is slated for Wednesday, April 26 and WDC students are looking for individuals who need their help with outdoor yard projects.
Organized by Wadena-Deer Creek’s National Honor Society (NHS), Day of Caring is a day set aside for WDC students to give back to their community by volunteering to help elderly, disabled, and others who need assistance with outdoor clean-up projects.
Students will rake leaves, weed flower beds, wash windows, as well as other tasks around the yard in the immediate Wadena, Deer Creek and Bluffton areas. This year, seniors Taylor Dirks, Sarah Moen, Kayla Peters, Gabi Ross, and McKayla Woods are the NHS students who are coordinating the Day of Caring project.
Student-volunteers in grades 9-12, along with school staff, will work on projects from 9 a.m. to early afternoon on April 26.
If you have an outdoor project you would like assistance with, 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 Friday, April 7.
“There is no charge for this community service, so please give WDC a call. We are ready to lend a helping hand,” said Kayla Peters.
“This is a chance for Wadena-Deer Creek students to give back to the community and make a difference,” added McKayla Woods.
In case of severe weather, the back-up day is May 3. Dawn Hamelau, WDC special education teacher, serves as NHS advisor.