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Marathon County volunteer opportunities: Week of Aug. 19

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Friendly Visitors: In-Person or Phone. Friendly visiting is part of Faith in Action of Marathon County’s mission to keep seniors connected. Enjoy developing a new friendship. Contact Jamie at 715-848-8783 or email her at wausauFIAinfo@gmail.com.

Monk Botanical Gardens: Painting, Cleaning and Upkeep Helpers. Everyone is welcome to join one of the staff to help during open volunteer hours from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on Thursdays.  Painting, staining, washing windows and cleaning up the yard are just a few of the tasks. Children ages 12 and older must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Darcie at volunteer@monkgardens.org or 715-261-6309.

Join in the Fun while Helping to Serve Lunch. The Aging and Disability Resource Center’s Senior Dining Center is located at Riverview Towers in Wausau (500 Grand Ave). Residents and anyone age 60+ are welcome to attend for lunch. Volunteers (of any age) are needed at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (especially from 11 a.m.-noon) to help set up, serve food and clean up. The suggested meal contribution for residents and volunteers is $3.50. Contact Erin at 1-888-486-9545 or erin.wells@adrc-cw.org.

Red Cross: Disaster Action Team. Team members directly help people affected by disasters ranging from home fires to tornadoes by providing food, shelter, essential relief supplies and hope. You can also support disasters behind the scenes with planning, logistics or volunteer management. Contact Lee at lee.borofka@redcross.org.

More Opportunities! Go to the United Way Volunteer Connection volunteer website at http://www.unitedwaymc.galaxydigital.com to find big events and ongoing opportunities.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Have a Car You Don’t Need? WATEA Wheels to Work can always use donated vehicles! Wheels to Work strives to eliminate the barrier of unreliable transportation to and from work to promote family sustaining employment and independence. Contact Becky at 715-581-9283 or beckyzoromski@watea.org.

Crafted Blankets. Heartland Hospice accepts quilts, blankets and lap blankets including feminine, masculine and patriotic/military styles. Contact Amanda at 715-344-4541 or amanda.cottrell@hcr-manorcare.com.

Clipboards Wanted.  Cycling without Age needs clipboards to record rides for seniors in their new trishaws. Contact Halle if you can help with this donation need at  wa.marathoncounty@gmail.com  or 715-573-3192.

Source: United Way of Marathon County

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