Rake-A-Thon Volunteers Make A Difference

By: Elizabeth Schilder Email
By: Elizabeth Schilder Email

A chill is in the air, but that didn't stop hundreds in our community from grabbing rakes and making a difference. Saturday was the 23rd annual Make A Difference Day, the nation's largest day of community service.

Krista Hamann and Erin Richardson spent the morning with their Wausau West classmates raking leaves for the elderly and disabled. It's all part of the United Way of Marathon County's Rake-A-Thon, helping those who can't do it themselves get their yards ready for winter.

"It's fun! It's amazing how much we can get done in just ten minutes," Hamann tells NewsChannel 7.

"It's a lot of fun. It's really... I didn't expect it to be this much fun and how much bonding it is with people," Richardson adds.

Last year more than 1,600 people participated in the Rake-A-Thon. The United Way also collected donations as part of Make A Difference Day.


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