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Friday, October 20, 2017

United Way of Inner Wisconsin Thank You and Recognition Celebration - South Wood County



Event:  Thank You and Recognition Celebration
Date:  January 10, 2018
Time:  4:00 – 6:00pm
Location:  The Eatery at Great Expectations
Address:  3551 Plover Rd., Wisconsin Rapids
Description:  Anyone who has supported United Way of Inner Wisconsin during its 2017 Campaign – by donating, volunteering, etc. – is welcome and encouraged to attend our Thank You and Recognition Celebration.  The event is free thanks to our sponsors.  There will be appetizers and a cash bar, with a program at 5:00pm.  During the event, United Way will show its appreciation to the many organizations, individuals and volunteers who helped make the 2017 campaign a success. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

United Way Seeks Raking Volunteers and Individuals Who Need Yards Raked - Wisconsin Rapids

The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings were among the groups who volunteered at the 2016 Day of Caring.
Save the date!  Our annual raking event, Day of Caring is scheduled for November 4, 2017 so mark your calendars!   All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and a hot breakfast.  Volunteers and team leaders can register online at www.uwiw.org.  Event starts at 8:00am at the Grand Rapids Lion’s Club.  All youth volunteers MUST have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian.

We are also currently accepting registration from local elderly/disabled individuals who wish to have their yards raked by volunteers during Day of Caring. 

To register to have your yard raked, call 715-421-0390 and speak to a 2-1-1 information specialist between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.  This program is designed for low- or fixed-income elderly and/or disabled residents who have no other means of completing the raking service (ie: no family nearby, unable to pay a landscaping company, etc.). 

When calling to register, residents should be prepared to provide directions (or the nearest cross street) to their home; and be able to describe their yard size:
•       Small – 3 or less trees
•       Medium – 4-6 trees
•       Large – 7-10 trees
•       Jumbo – more than 10 trees

The deadline to register is October 20, 2017.  Residents who participate will be expected to provide their own leaf bags (if applicable) and instructions for the volunteers.  Instructions should include information about leaf disposal, depending on the municipality they live in.  Volunteers will only be raking leaves.  Participants are also expected to clean up any pet waste and trash from their yard before volunteers arrive.



Health Fair - Juneau County



Receive free blood pressure and blood sugar testing, and learn what your risk factors are for developing heart disease and diabetes at the upcoming health fair being held at Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center in Lake Delton on Thursday, September 21 from 7 to 11 am.
In addition to these services, cholesterol screenings will be available for a small fee, and a member from Mile Bluff’s audiology team will be available from 8 to 11 am to perform free hearing tests.
Appointments are required for all services, so call 608-254-5888 to reserve your spot today!