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Volunteers take part in Day of Caring

Businesses and individuals throughout the Twin Ports come together Wednesday in support of local nonprofits as part of the Northland United Way's Day of Caring.

Businesses and individuals throughout the Twin Ports come together Wednesday in support of local nonprofits as part of the Northland United Way's Day of Caring.

The annual effort connects volunteers from local businesses with organizations in need. United Way partner agencies to chose projects they would like to see get done that day.

This year's projects range from hosting a "Work, Eat, and Play" picnic for the Boys & Girls Club to securing address numbers to transitional housing units for the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse. Teams of volunteers travel to the individual work sites and complete their chosen projects.

Other companies will be collecting donations of books, cleaning or paper supplies, or toiletry items. More than 80 volunteers will be working in the Superior area, in addition to the employees contributing to on-site drives at their workplaces.

A pancake breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. at the Superior Boys & Girls Club kicks off the Day of Caring. Douglas County Administrator Steve Koszarek proclaims June 27 the official United Way Day of Caring.

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Organizations to benefit from volunteer efforts include Harbor House, Boys and Girls Club of Superior, CASDA, Salvation Army, Foster Grandparents, Health Care Clinic, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program and United Way.

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