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Disaster Volunteer Reception Center Training

Nov 11, 2014 - Nov 13, 2014 5pm - 7pm

Location: Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Address: 1120 Lincoln St., Wisconsin Rapids
A Disaster Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) is a group of volunteers who mobilize after a disaster to help coordinate the volunteer effort to help victims, etc. At the VRC spontaneous disaster volunteers fill out applications, are screened, matched with a disaster volunteer opportunity, and trained. To find out if you’d like to be a part of our VRC team, please attend our two part training (day one lecture; day two hands-on).

Angie Loucks

Day of Caring

Oct 25, 2014 9am - 2pm

Location: Grand Rapids Lion’s Club, Wisconsin Rapids Address: 36th Street & County Trunk W
We will be raking yards for our local elderly and disabled neighbors, and working on special projects from local non-profit organizations. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and lunch! If you need your yard raked, please call 2-1-1.

Angie Loucks

Make a Difference Day

Oct 25, 2014 Starting at 8am

Wausau National Guard Armory, 833 S 17th Ave. Wausau WI 54401
Do you want to make a difference in your community? Join Volunteer Connection for Make a Difference Day 2014. This is a community event for volunteers to get together and help those in need in Marathon County. Spend the morning raking lawns for elderly or disabled residents who have no one to help them with the task. Bring your own rake, gloves and a few friends to help. (Those under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.) If you have a truck or trailer, you can help haul bagged leaves to area yard waste sites after make a difference day - November 3rd. Can't Rake? Donations will be accepted at the Armory from 8 a.m.-12Noon. Donate non-perishable food items for the Marathon County Hunger Coalition, personal care items/toiletries for the Workplace Volunteer Council's Back to Basics program and new or gently used winter outwear (kids-adults) for the Kiwani's Coats for Kids program. Join Volunteer Connection October 25th, 2014 at the National Guard Armory, 833 S 17th Ave. Wausau 54401 to Volunteer for Make a Difference Day. Raking assignments will be handed out from 8-9am. Pre-register online at There will be a complimentary lunch provided from 12Noon-1:30 pm after the raking event. For more information, visit or dial 2-1-1

United Way of Marathon County, Wausau WI: Phone #: (715)-298-5723