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Response to COVID-19. Please adhere to all recommendations from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control and Marathon County Health Department.

Co-Sponsor a Refugee Family. Wausau has begun to welcome and resettle Afghan refugee families and will continue to throughout the next year. A brand new branch office of the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC) is setting up operations and recruiting local volunteers to play a vital role in the integration and core service needs of incoming families. Co-sponsors also work together to collect in-kind donations and financial support that supplements the one-time government grants allocated to each family. If you are interested in this opportunity, email Eric Yonke,

Engage with BGC Members at the D.C. Everest Middle School Site. The D.C. Everest Middle School Boys and Girls Club Site is looking for some extra help! Dedicate 1-2 hours a week Monday-Friday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to help with front desk sign in, outdoor recess supervision, engage with club members in gym/games room activities, STEM and more! Contact Mao at 715-845-2582, extension 203, or

Support the Warming Center. Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to help in the warming center in the First United Methodist Church. Shift times and length are flexible and the most needed times to fill are overnight from 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. until 10 a.m. Teams are encouraged to sign up for one time or on-going participation. Volunteers are needed to come in at 9 a.m. to do laundry (scrubs, wash cloths, pillowcases and towels). If you would like to learn more on how to become a volunteer, call Bob Grady at 608-519-8062 or 715-849-3311.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Pillows and Gift Cards. The Women’s Community needs new pillows as well as gas and grocery gift cards for its clients. Contact Allie to make donations at 715-842-5663 or

HE Laundry Detergent and Dryer Sheets. The Salvation Army requests donations of high efficiency laundry detergent and dryer sheets for their shelter. To donate, contact 715-845-7104. Deliver to 202 Callon St., Wausau, WI 54401.

Source: United Way of Marathon County